Bio

A prolific singer-songwriter over four decades, Richard Bowdon carries forward the best Americana traditions, in the eclectic musical tradition of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. 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 waltz 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). After 25 years in Texas he relocated with his family to the NC Triangle, where he performs solo or with his trio No Worries, playing originals and covers, some popular and others known only to fellow cognoscenti.