- Acoustic guitar
- Blog / Vlog / Podcast
- Cultural organisation / management
- Music education
- Music live
Hobbies and interests:
- Engineering studio sound
- Music video
Sarah Bowman's haunting melodies and enchanting stories bring audiences to tears of joy and sorrow. She communicates her songs through the memorizing quality of her strong yet angelic voice. Audiences who don't even understand English understand Sarah. She sings with her cello, tears at her guitar, and constantly surprises with her voice. She'll take you through the ups and downs of life in one night, or one album, or even one song.At the age of 9 Sarah attended a weekend festival where she heard Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Paul and Mary and many more songwriters who shaped her life from that point forward. She has been writing songs and performing them for live audiences regularly from the age of 14.
Sarah toured throughout the United States and Europe for 7 years in a duo with her twin sister Claire, called The Bowmans. They have released 4 albums which have all been met with international critical acclaim, and have performed over 1,000 concerts together. The Bowmans released their latest album 'Make Sure the Snow Falls' in October 2013.
Sarah's first Swiss release 'Empty Houses' is a collection of Sarah's most achingly intimate songs to date. It is her first self produced album, recorded in the historic La Cappella concert hall of Bern, Switzerland. The album features 'Salle Sainte Cecile,' a song for music students who survived the terrible earthquake in Haiti in 2010
To bring you up to date, Sarah co-founded Pillow Song in 2013 and has been creating concert series and performance opportunities for international artists to promote positive social change in music. She has been performing in her bands The Bowmans, Famous October, and continues with her solo work. She hosts the Pillow Song Podcasts for the Portraits Series, and co-hosts A Bit*Challenging, the new podcast with her twin sister to promote their upcoming album 'Scrutiny' 2021.
Sarah works as a producer for the podcasts, and for her own projects. 'Scrutiny' is her latest production accomplishment.
Sarah cares deeply about the connective humanity in music, and creates a supportive environment for musicians to forget about competitive goals and commercialism to focus on community building.