Bio

A prolific singer-songwriter over four decades, Richard Bowdon carries forward the best Americana traditions. His songs cross 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 in 1986 his oilfield ballad Back to Grand Rapids  got radio play in Texas.

Richard has performed at festivals, fairs, songwriter showcases, parties, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, and conventions. Wineries and breweries too (go figure). In 1999 he relocated to the NC Triangle area, where he occasionally performs solo or with his trio No Worries, playing originals plus covers, some popular and others known only to fellow cognoscenti.

But he’s mostly undiscovered. Richard’s day job is running an educational nonprofit for gifted teens. His songs deserve a wider audience. That’s where you come in.

Check out some live performance videos and photos.