Bowman, who is recognized in the traditional Gospel world first as a member of the legendary Bluegrass outfit Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and later as a standout member of The Isaacs, shines all on his own on this stripped-down release entitled WORSHIP HIM.
The songs move from the quick-rolling cross picking of “God’s Not Dead” to the soothing lullaby style of “In My Father’s Eyes” to the story ballad “I Love My Friends.” Each track is delivered with sincerity and unwavering faith. It gives the feel of simple worship, of solitude and joy. Through these ten songs, their message and delivery, Bowman invites you to join and Worship Him.
John R. Bowman has a long and impressive list of credentials as a musician, singer and preacher. John started his career as a singer and guitarist with bluegrass legend, Doyle Lawson. CMA female vocalist of the year Alison Krauss later hired John as guitarist for Union Station. In 1994 Bowman joined The Isaacs and spent 12 years traveling all over the world with the gospel legends. Bowman answered the call to preach and earned an exhorter’s license through the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.
In 2006 Bowman left the road to teach at a local Christian School in La Follette, Tennessee. He taught there for 5 years. During this period, 2007-2009, Bowman worked with banjo great, J.D. Crowe, as his bass player and vocalist. John worked with Crowe and the New South for nearly two years.
In November of 2009, Bowman along with Adam Steffey, Ronnie Stewart, Harold Nixon, and Keith Garrett formed the Grammy-nominated, IBMA award winning group, The Boxcars.
In 2010, Bowman released a tribute album to his father-in-law, Joe Isaacs. The project entitled, “Family Chain: The Songs of Joe Isaacs,” was nominated for a Dove award, and remains one of the most played on Sirius XM Radio.
Another highlight of 2010, was when Bowman earned a degree in Christian ministries through Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana through the Hopper Foundation.
Bowman has recorded 4 solo projects over the span of 18 years and preached many special services and revivals.
After 22 years of traveling with some of the world’s greatest bluegrass and bluegrass gospel artists, Bowman is embarking on a new journey with a greater focus on ministry. WORSHIP HIM is available June17 and is a fine platform for the launch of John’s new adventure.