Performance Info

Travis Bowman

Saturday, January 27, 2018 — 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm PST

ACC, Lower Level, Lobby, NAMM Museum of Making Music Booth

Artist Info

Guitar & Harp Guitar
Travis Bowman

Travis Bowman

Travis Bowman is an acoustic guitarist/harp guitarist 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 notoriety 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 4th in the Winfield International Fingerpicking Competition in 2016.
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 shared the stage with renowned guitarists such as Andy McKee, Ewan Dobson, Craig D'Andrea, Adrian Bellue, Don Alder, Muriel Anderson, Stephen Bennett, Andy Walberg,  and Tom Shinness.
"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