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John Bowman has a gift; he knows how to craft the beautiful. He grew and developed through playing and singing with the best: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Isaacs, and The Boxcars. He earned a Grammy nomination with the Boxcars, and his recent solo album is Dove nominated. His voice has developed into a tone that, while soothing and calm, strongly motivates. His instrumental mastery (guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass) is very nearly legendary (ask any musician), and his song choices and arrangements create packages like finely wrapped Christmas gifts. This is all how we now come to the release of Beautiful Ashes. A bit country-ish, a bit bluegrassy, a bit gospel, but mediated with the John Bowman touch. Lyrically we could think of it as life lessons. “Ashes” teaches a method for relieving the past. “Lies The Devil Told” brings reality to the bright shiny objects of life. How to face hard knocks by facing them head- on in “Let The Hard Times Roll.” Or remembering how special are our young ones in the Carter Stanley classic “Baby Girl.” And when all else seems to fail, there’s “The Reach Of His Hand.” “Sweet River” is one of those very special songs—in the musical tradition of McCartney’s “Let it Be” and Dylan’s “When He Returns.” Just John and piano meditatively praying for God to break through that wall that separates. In some circles, a career building song. But in any event, not to be missed. “Beautiful Ashes” is likewise, a very special recording with songs presenting in a very special way. It’s not just the culmination of all John has learned as a singer and musician, but all he has learned and can teach about living. ARTIST: John Bowman TITLE: Beautiful Ashes FILE UNDER: CWBGXX STREET DATE: December 11, 2015 CD/MH16442 $13.99 SONG LIST: Let the Hard Times Roll Ashes Cold Day in Hell Baby Girl Caiaphas’ Blues Sweet River He’s Your Friend Lies the Devil Told They’re Holding Up the Ladder Reach of His Hand When My Travelin’ Days Are Over 800-289-2772 800-933-7161 800-251-3633 ® Phone: 800-966-7664 • Fax: 828-684-4495 KEY MARKETS NC: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham, Winston Salem TN: Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Nashville WV: Charleston, Huntington PA: Harrisburg, Lancaster, York SC: Greenville, Spartanburg VA: Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke TX: Dallas, Ft. Worth GA: Atlanta Washington DC ADVERTISING Bluegrass Unlimited, CA Bluegrass Assoc. Newsletter, Flatpicking Guitar, thebluegrassblog.com, bluegrassworks.com PUBLICITY Publicity will be handled through Claire Ratliff, Laughing Penguin Publicity, Nashville, TN. www.penguinpublicity.com RADIO Full service to Bluegrass, Internet, and community radio stations that feature Bluegrass programming.

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John Bowman has a gift; he knows how to craft the beautiful. He grew and developed through playing and singing with the best: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Isaacs, and The Boxcars. He earned a Grammy nomination with the Boxcars, and his recent solo album is Dove nominated. His voice has developed into a tone that, while soothing and calm, strongly motivates. His instrumental mastery (guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass) is very nearly legendary (ask any musician), and his song choices and arrangements create packages like finely wrapped Christmas gifts.This is all how we now come to the release of Beautiful Ashes.A bit country-ish, a bit bluegrassy, a bit gospel, but mediated with the John Bowman touch. Lyrically we could think of it as life lessons. “Ashes” teaches a method for relieving the past. “Lies The Devil Told” brings reality to the bright shiny objects of life. How to face hard knocks by facing them head-on in “Let The Hard Times Roll.” Or remembering how special are our young ones in the Carter Stanley classic “Baby Girl.” And when all else seems to fail, there’s “The Reach Of His Hand.”“Sweet River” is one of those very special songs—in the musical tradition of McCartney’s “Let it Be” and Dylan’s “When He Returns.” Just John and piano meditatively praying for God to break through that wall that separates. In some circles, a career building song. But in any event, not to be missed.“Beautiful Ashes” is likewise, a very special recording with songs presenting in a very special way. It’s not just the culmination of all John has learned as a singer and musician, but all he has learned and can teach about living.

ARTIST: John Bowman TITLE: Beautiful Ashes • FILE UNDER: CWBGXX STREET DATE: December 11, 2015

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Let the Hard Times RollAshesCold Day in HellBaby GirlCaiaphas’ BluesSweet RiverHe’s Your FriendLies the Devil ToldThey’re Holding Up the LadderReach of His HandWhen My Travelin’ Days Are Over

800-289-2772800-933-7161 800-251-3633

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Phone: 800-966-7664 • Fax: 828-684-4495

KEY MARKETSNC: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham, Winston Salem TN: Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Nashville WV: Charleston, HuntingtonPA: Harrisburg, Lancaster, York SC: Greenville, SpartanburgVA: Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke TX: Dallas, Ft. WorthGA: Atlanta Washington DC

ADVERTISINGBluegrass Unlimited, CA Bluegrass Assoc. Newsletter, Flatpicking Guitar, thebluegrassblog.com, bluegrassworks.com

PUBLICITYPublicity will be handled through Claire Ratliff, Laughing Penguin Publicity, Nashville, TN. www.penguinpublicity.com

RADIOFull service to Bluegrass, Internet, and community radio stations that feature Bluegrass programming.