Travis Bowman is an acoustic guitarist/harp guitarist and 2018 International Fingerstyle Champion from Little Rock, AR. First heavily influenced by blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, Travis turned to fingerstyle after a high school teacher suggested he learn "Little Martha" by Duane Allman. From there he found the music of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Stephen Bennett, and Masa Sumide. Travis has won noteriety in national and international guitar competitions such as the Ernie Ball Acoustic Prodigy Competition in 2014, and the Arkansas State Fingerpicking Competition in 2017. Travis placed 1st in the International Fingerpicking Competition at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. In 2015 Travis' EP "Superhero" was recorded at NRG Studios and was produced by viral YouTube sensation Andy McKee. His debut album "Launch" (2016) was recorded at FretMonkey Records studios. Travis has toured the world as a solo act, and has shared the stage with renowned guitarists such as Andy McKee, Kaki King, Don Ross, Muriel Anderson, Tom Shinness, Stephen Bennett, Antoine Dufour, Adrian Bellue, and Alexandr Misko.
"Guitar lovers should keep an eye and ear out for Travis Bowman - the man and his melodies are ready to make a big splash in the fingerstyle world" - Dylan Ryche (2012 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion)
"I, for one, look forward to hearing more from the obviously talented Mr. Bowman." - Stephen Bennett (Harp Guitar Gathering Founder)
"It was a pleasure working with Travis in the studio and I think he has a promising future in music!" - Andy McKee
Superhero Guitar Night benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital
Aug, 30 07:00 PM
Superhero Guitar Night will be a night of acoustic music of all styles and genres, featuring Steve Davison/Micky Rigby, and acoustic cover band R&R. All proceeds go directly to the Arkansas Childrens Hospital.