Holiday concert is a string thing



Soloist Bob Bowman’s sophisticated guitar, mandolin and banjo work is sure to put you in a holiday frame of mind when he performs at the Jesup on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Bowman’s performance will be followed by the library’s annual Christmas raffle. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Soloist Bob Bowman’s sophisticated guitar, mandolin and banjo work is sure to put you in a holiday frame of mind when he performs at the Jesup on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Bowman’s performance will be followed by the library’s annual Christmas raffle.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

BAR HARBOR — Down East musician Bob Bowman brings his sophisticated solo guitar arrangements of centuries-old Irish harp and fiddle music, familiar jazz and pop standards, original compositions and holiday tunes to the Jesup Memorial Library’s Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

In more than 200 live performances a year, Bowman’s melodic fingerstyle is evident in his guitar, mandolin and banjo work as a soloist and with various singers and groups in Maine and Canada. His sound appeals to audiences of all ages and tastes. He has arranged and recorded music for PBS, National Geographic and several independent filmmakers.

Bowman’s recently released CD of solo acoustic guitar, “Edge of the Earth,” consists of 17 tracks showcasing his own compositions as well as several traditional Irish and English tunes. The influence of baroque, jazz and Celtic music, sometimes all at once, is evident in much of his original work.

All Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series events are generously sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.

Following the performance will be the drawing of the library’s annual Christmas raffle. Tickets are $1 or six for $5 and are on sale now at the library. Come take a chance on bundles of books in your favorite genre. A bundle of books also makes a great gift. Come for the music, stay for the raffle!

Call the Jesup at 288-4245 or email [email protected]

 

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