Ryan Bowers


Artist info

Ryan Bowers is a bassist and singer/songwriter from Fairbanks. He started singing as a child, started playing for dances at 13, and got his first bass at 17. Since then, he has been in a list of bands which includes Lost Dog Stringband, The Xtra-Tuffs, Eel House, Rock Bottom Stompers, The Norris Bowers Band, and Ryan Bowers And The Brain Trust. He studied voice at UAF, and bass and songwriting at Berklee School Of Music. He has toured and recorded with many groups, and is about to release his first solo album Sweet Calamity, recorded and mixed in Fairbanks at 10th Planet Recording. Ryan has experience in a wide variety of roots styles, including bluegrass, old-time, country, folk, and contra dance, as well as in rock, indie, jazz, pop and chamber music styles. He has been teaching at music camps for many years, and is excited to be teaching at FSAF. Ryan likes his pancakes with yogurt instead of syrup, and eats his cereal dry.

Years taught2017, 2016
DepartmentAmerican Roots

Teaching schedule
Intro To Roots-Style Bass (for all levels)MTW (week 2) 9:00–10:00amUCPC Sunday School Room 22017
Grooves and Arranging for String BandWTh (week 2) 10:30am–12:00pmUCPC Fellowship Hall2017
The Process of SongwritingMTW (week 2) 1:30–3:00pmUCPC Student Lounge2017
Grooves and Arranging For String Band (The Rockin’ Furies)TWThF (week 1) 2:30–3:50pmUCPC Student Lounge2016
Intro To Roots-Style BassWTh (week 1) 5:00–5:50pmUCPC Fellowship Hall2016


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American Roots

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