John Bowman is an American musician.
He started his musical journey at the age of 10 on the drums. He than decided to begin playing bass guitar at 14 years old. He performed on bass with bands in high school. He then discovered the guitar talents of Randy Rhoads & Edward Van Halen. John then put all his effort into guitar. He was self taught from GFTPM, Guitar World, and Guitar Player magazines.
Enthralled with the neo-classical players of the late 80’s John enrolled in WLSC to study classical guitar.
In the early 90’s John studied Jazz and earned a scholarship to Dusequne’s Summer Guitar Workshop. At this time he also received a partial scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music.
John recorded and released his first solo CD in 1997 entitled RUNES. It was distributed by Golden Dog Records USA. The song “Beast Within” was played on KNAC.com
He has been signed to Reptile Records (2005) out of Nashville TN and JamSync (2010) out of Baltimore MD. Both labels released music internationally.
John has toured most of the United States performing at Festivals such as Jamboree in the Hills, North Dakota Rock Festival, Star Lake Amphitheater, and the Jägermeister Mobile Stage.
He was a demonstrating artist for Spectraflex Cables at Summer NAMM 2007.
He was a demonstrating artist for Ace Pro Guitars at the Winter NAMM 2010.
John is a product artist for Dunlop Mfg, Spectraflex Cables, Big Bends Nut Sauce, FU-Tone and now Hawk Picks.