Hendersonville, Tennessee

john_pica_photo

John R. Bowman has a long and impressive list of credentials as a musician, singer, and preacher. John started his career in 1991 with bluegrass legend, Doyle Lawson, as his tenor singer and guitarist. After recording four cds and touring with Quicksilver for nearly two years, CMA female vocalist of the year, Alison Krauss, hired John, as her guitarist, for her now infamous band, Union Station. Bowman toured extensively over a year with Krauss until 1994 when he joined gospel legends, The Isaacs. John spent 12 years traveling all over the world with the Isaacs. During this time in 1997, Bowman answered the call to preach. He earned an exhorter’s license through the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has preached in numerous services and revivals over the last 15 years.

In addition to his role as guitarist, banjoist, and fiddle player with the Isaacs, Bowman was commissioned as guitarist/instrumentalist for the Gaither Vocal Band and the Gaither Homecoming tour in 2005. He, along with the Isaacs, are regulars on the Gaither Homecoming videos. 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 IBMA award winning group, The Boxcars. The group has enjoyed much success in their 3 years of touring, recording 3 cds for the Mountain Home label.

john_fiddle_sing

In 2010, Bowman released a tribute cd to his father-in-law, Joe Isaacs. The project entitled, “Family Chain: The Songs of Joe Isaacs,” was nominated for a Dove award. Kyle Cantrell of Sirius XM’s, “Bluegrass Junction,” said that the project was one of the most requested and played cds on the channel’s “Gospel Train.” The project still remains one of the top “spins” on the channel.

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 7 solo projects over the span of 24 years. His newest cd, “The Hole,” is now available through this website and on iTunes. It is a 6 song ep which features 5 Gospel songs and 1 bluegrass style song. It also features some of the finest pickers and singers on the planet: Kelly Back, Aubrey Haynie, Ben Isaacs, Gordon Mote, Mike Rogers, and Josh Swift. 

After 22 years of traveling with some of the world’s greatest bluegrass and bluegrass gospel bands, Dove Nominations and awards, and a Grammy nomination, Bowman will be booking dates as a solo artist and evangelist. Please contact him on this website to schedule an appointment. 

Apr
5
Sun
11:00 pm Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Apr 5 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
This will be a special service with Brother Donald Cantrelle at Antioch. We will have a great time. Come worship with us. 
Apr
22
Wed
6:30 pm Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special service with my good friend, Carson Cockman. Come out and be with us. Let’s worship the Lord together. 
Apr
26
Sun
11:00 am Preaching and Singing at Raven Rock... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan
Preaching and Singing at Raven Rock... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking forward to another great time in the Lord with my friends and neighbors in Ararat, VA. Come out and be with us. 
Jun
17
Wed
12:36 am Israel Trip! 6/17 thru 6/27
Israel Trip! 6/17 thru 6/27
Jun 17 @ 12:36 am – Jun 27 @ 1:36 am
This will be my 8th trip to Israel. The Isaacs, Karen Peck and New River, The Bowling Family, and Tim Menzies will be singing and preaching on the trip. Please contact me if you are[...]
Oct
10
Sat
12:00 pm Singing at Creekside Fellowship, Ca... @ Creekside Fellowship
Singing at Creekside Fellowship, Ca... @ Creekside Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a wonderful day to come out and hear some great Gospel groups. Line-up to follow soon. Make your plans to be with us.