man makes more music from an Autoharp than you can imagine from a
12-string guitar and a harpsichord combined. He has more stage presence
and charisma than any stage performer in recent memory." - The
For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers
has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string
banjo. Bowers was raised near Petersburg, VA, where as a child, he
would tag along with the field workers and gandy dancers learning to
sing old call-and-answer songs. Since those days, he's become a
major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined
the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter.
Bower's creativity and talent have won him induction into Frets
Magazine's First Gallery of the Greats and in 1993, he was inducted
into the Autoharp Hall of Fame.