A prolific singer-songwriter over four decades, Richard Bowdon carries forward the best Americana traditions, in the eclectic musical tradition of greats like John Prine and Doc Watson. His music, like theirs, crosses freely over country, rock, blues, and folk, with a focus on well-crafted lyrics.

Richard was selected three times for the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk songwriting competition, and his 1986 oilfield-bust-ballad-waltz Back to Grand Rapids got radio play. He spent 25 years in Texas, steeped in its deep musical culture from Bob Wills to Buddy Holly to Willie Nelson to Townes Van Zandt. In 1999 he relocated to the NC Triangle, where he performs solo and with his trio No Worries, playing originals, classic hits, and great songs known only to cognoscenti. Richard performs at festivals, fairs, songwriter showcases, parties, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, and conventions. Wineries and breweries too (go figure).

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