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Bryan Bowers with Barry Shultz and Terry Barrett



Sunday, May 10, 2015 — 6:00 PM 5:00 Potluck
Wolk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno CA 93711
Tickets: $10 ADV/FFS $15 Gate
Purchasing Tickets: National Hardware and Patrick's Music
For information call: (559) 307-3610
Bryan Bower's creativity and talent have won him induction into Frets Magazine's First Gallery of the Greats after five years of winning the stringed instrument, open category of the magazine’s readers' poll. This distinction put Bowers along side other luminaries, such as Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Rice, Rob Wasserman and Mark O'Connor, recognized for their personal accomplishments. In 1993, Bryan was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame to stand only with Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow, and Sara Carter.
From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie' and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken' in quiet reverence and delight.
For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.

"Bowers is widely regarded as the leading virtuoso on the autoharp... Bowers also has distinct gifts as a singer and songwriter." -People Magazine
"...This man makes more music from an Autoharp than you can imagine from a 12-string guitar and a harpsichord combined. He has more stage presence and charisma than any stage performer in recent memory." -The Washington Times.



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FRESNO FOLKLORE SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 4617, FRESNO CA 93744
2013 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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The Wolk Folk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno, CA
Frank's Place at the Warnor's Theatre 1432 Fulton Street Fresno 559-264-2848
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis
Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness Fresno
The Severance Building 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno, CA 93728

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All of our performances are being recorded and are available to our members. We have Audio recording and CD/DVD production capabilities available to our members and associates. We can assist with copyright and performance rights registration and filings. We provide on line distribution through CDBaby, ITunes and Amazon. We can provide short run duplication and CD/DVD printing.
Who We Are The Fresno Folklore Society (FFS) is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of preserving folk arts, especially traditional music, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

What We Do We sing, we dance, we play music, and some tell stories. Above all we have fun and provide venues for the community to hear and enjoy "alternative" music. The goal of FFS is to promote music and dance of many cultures.
Membership is open to the community: $20 per year, individual; $30 family. Benefits: a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events and a discount for most concerts. We do encourage families. The Folklore society is a family affair. Children are welcome to all events--well, almost all.
Membership Info: Patty Bennett patriciajb@gmail.com (559) 225-9511 Or Sign up online at www.fresnofolklore.org
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FRESNO FOLKLORE SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 4617, FRESNO CA 93744
2011 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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