We are SARAH AND MICHAEL BOWMAN

 

This beautifully paired singer-songwriter couple is a blend of heart, skill, honesty, and craft. Sarah and Michael Bowman hail from Charlotte, NC, crafting music from their little home nestled in the woods. The unique melodies that flow out of them are colorful folk-influenced out-pourings-of-the-soul through guitar, piano, dulcimer, and voice.

Sarah, born and raised in the Queen City, was captivated as a little girl by her daddy's renditions of Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel tunes on one of his many guitars. She got her first and has never looked back, quickly gaining the ability to lead worship at age 15. Currently she is passing along her passion for music as a private music teacher, songwriter, worship leader, and musical mentor. Michael began his musical journey playing piano at the age of 15. He developed an interest in composition and has recently pursued that craft alongside refining his talents as a recording and mixing engineer. In 2009, just before they got engaged Sarah gave Michael his first dulcimer which has opened up new melodic and rhythmic possibilities as Michael has studied and embraced this instrument.  

In 2008 they met while Sarah was working on her Vocal Performance degree at Winthrop University and Michael was working on his Math and Science degree at UNC Charlotte. Michael quickly knew after meeting Sarah, that she was the one for him. After a few short months they were married and quickly began crafting music together.

In 2010 they founded a band called Redemption’s Cry, a six-member female-voice-lead Christian-rock band. After developing a recording studio and establishing a label, Sixtyonethree Records, they recorded, mixed and produced a self-titled album “Redemption’s Cry.” The summer of 2013 they went on a mission’s tour of Italy with the band, bringing the music to the people in their native language. In 2014 they went on to record their first project as a duo, a 7 song album titled “Sarah and Michael Bowman.”

The past three years they have tirelessly worked to master their crafts of recording, mixing, producing, and song-writing, along with playing shows locally and internationally, hosting song-writer gatherings, and establishing a musical mentorship group called City on a Hill Youth Band.

In this season they have discovered and cultivated a unique voice and sound. They are very excited to have launched an expression of this, in their project “Make Room for the Sky,” released in October of 2016. This year, they recorded and released their first Christmas album entitled "Wonder." 

The Bowman’s want to continue to pour into their local community as well as reach other communities by touring, connecting with creators, music-lovers, and kindred-spirits. 

 

Vocals, Guitar, Baritone Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle/ Sarah Bowman
Hammered Dulcimer, Piano, Vocals, Audio Engineering/ Michael Bowman
 

 

 
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Make Room for the Sky

by Sarah and Michael Bowman

Our second album released October 22nd this year. It is a project close to our hearts surrounding a powerful theme of the beauty of a winter season in our lives and the things we learn there. These are songs from our journey, stories, instrumentals, and worship anthems ripe for the listening.