John R. Bowman, award winning Southern and bluegrass artist, will sing and preach at Beck Mountain Baptist Church Sunday, May 5, at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Bowman, primarily a banjo picker and fiddler, sings tenor with the new super group, The Boxcars.
Until coming off the road in 2006 to teach school, Bowman was an active touring musician. He spent time as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and The Isaacs Gospel Band, of which he was a member for 12 years. He has also played with the Gaither Vocal Band and J.D Crowe and The New South.
Bowman is married to Rebecca Isaacs of the Isaacs Family.
In 2009, Bowman returned to performing, when invited to be a founding member of The Boxcars, which includes Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon.
He has re-released his 2010 solo project, a bluegrass Gospel album called Family Chain, which features the music of his father-in-law, Joe Isaacs.
John and Becky live near Knoxville and are the parents of two children, Levi and Jakobi.
In addition to singing, he enjoys sharing God’s word from the pulpit every chance he gets.