Friday, January 10, 7:30 pm is the time and The Armatage School Auditorium loacated at 2501 West 56th Street in South Minneapolis is the place. Autoharp Master, Bryan Bowers will return to the Twin Cities to share his Autoharp playing skills and road warrior stories with Folk Music Fans, those with at least a passing acquaintance with the “Mighty 36” or Autoharp in particular.
Bryan’s first stirrings of the musician within occurred as he used to watch and listen to the call-and-answer songs of the field workers and gandy dancers in this native state of Virginia. As he was learning their songs, he encountered the Autoharp and the course of his life was set. Bryan has been a major presence on the North American folk music scene for over forty years. He is a powerful singer and performer as well as a songwriter, but is perhaps known as a master of the 36 stringed chorderk zither.
He has recorded with the Flying Fish and Seattle Spunds record labels. His music has been captured on eight albume: “Home Home on the Road”, “by Heart”, “For You”, thje View From Home”, Friend for Life”, “Bristlecone Pine”, “September in Alaska” and most recently “Crabby Old Man”.. He has also created a instructional DVD tirtled “Autoharp ‘techniques” which is distributed by Homespun Recordings.The Chicago Sun-Times Said about Brtyan “He plays the Autoharp and when he picksu up the instrument, the entire room changes…a very magical world, a music never heard before”. Bryan simply says “I Want to have a good time and I want people in the audience to have a good time. I want the joy of bringing people together and communicationg…if I can say it like I see it, I can bring happiness.
Tickets are avaiable now at The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor. They are $15.00 in advance or $18.00 on the day of the show, We’re at 6625 Penn Avenue S in Richfield. You can reserve your tickets by giving us a call at (612)861-3308.