Veteran balladeer and multi-instrumentalist David Bowen introduces Fresh From The Past, a new and eclectic recording of traditional songs and tunes mostly Irish, but with several Scottish and old-time American pieces included. David’s singing and playing has been heard on the traditional music concert, pub and dance scene from coast to coast, and at over thirty music festival venues in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. This debut CD presents a great singing voice with a fresh and accomplished instrumental style, the latter reflected in his being a two-time medal winner in the prestigious Fleadh Cheoill All-Ireland music championship competitions. Bowen’s instrumental work is noted for employing contemporary styling but yet not compromising the traditional roots of his music offerings. He is accompanied on his CD by a group of world-class musician friends, making Fresh From The Past an exceptionally rewarding listening experience.
In addition to performing as a solo musician, David organized and has performed with the Great Lakes Ceili Band and Detroit Ceili Band and currently plays banjo and piano for the Michigan-based old time string band, The Rhythm Billies. He also performs regularly as a pianist, playing pop standards, jazz, and Broadway show tunes at the University of Michigan Hospital Cancer Center. Now retired from a career in reseach and management in polymer science and technology, David resides with wife Tina in Ann Arbor, Michigan.