Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin
Award-winning singer-songwriter Wil Maring and virtuoso guitarist/fiddler Robert Bowlin combine their talents, smoothly blending elements from all roots music genres to create an original acoustic music all their own: old-time and bluegrass, jazz and blues, celtic and country, its all there. Wils clear, airy vocal style and heartfelt lyrics, with her proficiency on upright bass and rhythm and fingerstyle guitar, provide a perfect complement to Bowlins instrumental fireworks. Wil has toured Japan and Europe, was a Merlefest songwriting contest winner and a Kerrville NewFolk finalist, and they both have performed their original music on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and NPRs Whaddya Know program. Robert Bowlin, a two-time National Fingerpicking and Flatpicking Guitar contest winner, is a well-respected Nashville studio musician and has been a band member with legendary artists like Bill Monroe, Tom T. Hall, Ray Price, Kathy Mattea, Maura OConnell, the Osborne Brothers, and many more. As a duo, they have traveled coast to coast in the last decade, in Canada and the U.S, playing everywhere from the nations largest acoustic festivals to intimate house concerts.
I believe that Ive found an American treasure; shes that good, both as a writer and as a performer. Wil Maring could be classified as bluegrass or folk but that wouldnt give you a true picture of her breadth as a writer and performer. What we have here is a case of real AmericanaThis is music from the heartland and from the heart. Overall she brings forth great music that will last a lifetime. Steve Clarke of Acoustic Planet, CHES-Ontario
Hands down, some of the most mesmerizing, exciting, interesting, and enjoyable acoustic music I have ever heardnot clones, but an inspired group with a different message. I love it! Dave Higgs, WPLN-Nashville, TN.
What a punch this duo packed! Wil Marings songwriting is superlative, while Robert breezed through his creations with such ease, speed and agility, that at times it didnt seem quite possible that so many beautiful and intricately played notes could come out of one hand with one pick. GOTFolk.com
Focal Point Traditional Arts Center (View)
2720 Sutton Blvd
St Louis, MO 63143
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