Robert Bowlin: Crosspickin’ it Clean


Robert Bowlin performs "Maybelle

By John Hill:

About the artist: Robert Bowlin (born September 22, 1956 in Pocahontas, Arkansas) is an award-winning American bluegrass and country musician. In 1978, Bowlin won second place in the National Guitar Flat Pick Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival, in Winfield, Kansas. In 1979, he won first place in the festival’s Finger Style Guitar Championship.

His professional career has included stints with artists such as Maura O’ Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T. Hall, the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Faron Young, Ricky Van Shelton. He was a session guitarist and fiddler in Nashville for countless recordings. He has played onstage with artists such as BB King, Ricky Scaggs, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, and Vassar Clements.

He is probably better known as a session player and sideman than as a solo artist.

He has a CD of solo guitar instrumentals entitled “Six String Soliloquy” (2007-FGM Rcords). He currently tours with singer-songwriter Wil Maring. They have been recently combining talents to create beautiful original acoustic music which straddles the fence between bluegrass, folk and country music. e.g: Django’s Waltz From: Wikipedia, and

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