OLD TOWN BOWIE CONCERT SERIES

We are pleased and excited to announce a *NEW* Old Town Bowie Concert Series that will feature talented regional, national and international artists performing original music in an up close and personal setting known as the Old Bowie Town Grille. Enjoy the Old Bowie Town Grille's fine food and drink, family and friends atmosphere while experiencing the best in live entertainment. See you soon!

For Old Town Bowie Concert Series booking inquiries, please contact Susie Markland at obtgconcertseries@gmail.com.


Like and follow our Old Town Bowie Concert Series FaceBook Page by clicking HERE to receive invites and information on upcoming performances.

The debut concert in the Old Town Bowie Concert Series will be Eric Scott w/ Dan Leonard, Deren Blessman & Special Guest on Saturday, June 13th at 8:00pm. Click HERE to visit the FaceBook Event posting for this event.

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TICKET 9/19/15 - Charlie Mars! (Tickets available at the door)
  • TICKET 9/19/15 - Charlie Mars! (Tickets available at the door)
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The Old Town Bowie Concert Series is pleased to present Charlie Mars. Come join us for this special event.

Doors open at 7pm Concert at 8pm

Advanced Tickets: $20.00 Door: $25.00

www.charliemars.com

www.facebook.com/CharlieMarsMusic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Mars

Mars was born in Laurel, Mississippi and grew up in Oxford and Jackson, Mississippi. Mars' parents are David and Sylvia. Mars has two brothers, Sam and Chad. Mars was transformed to a musician at age 15 or 16, when he heard "Thriller" and "Slippery When Wet". The first Violent Femmes record also figured significantly into his development as a musician. He bought everything that had a similar sound. Mars' family moved to Jackson, Mississippi when he was a senior in high school. He graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 1992. He was lead singer and guitarist in a band called Adley Madidafus in high school. Mars attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Mars started playing for Jack Ingram in 1992 ("The Charlie Mars Band").

Mars has a floating, mellow croon combined with sensual soul-rock arrangements. Mars has been compared to Jason Mraz and Josh Rouse,and described as a tougher edged version of Jeff Buckley.Mars says that songs come to him spontaneously, and that he relies on the quality and memorability of the material to remember what he creates. Mars says "...the stuff that's any good I remember, and the crap I just forget. I'm a firm believer in the hypothesis that the good shit sticks."

In 2010 Mars said he would like to live in Austin, Texas if not for his girlfriend, West Wing, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Weeds actress, Mary-Louise Parker. As of 2012, he was living in Brooklyn, New York.

Charlie's latest release and the final installment of his so-called Texas Trilogy, The Money finds Mars taking a small step backward while at the same time continuing along his path of artistic self-discovery. After five albums as a standard singer-songwriter, Mars’ label went out of business and he was forced to go it alone. After some soul-searching and a good night of blackjack at a Mississippi casino, Mars bankrolled his own album, answering to no one but his own creativity. The result, 2009′s Like a Bird, Like a Plane, was Mars’ best album to date. The time spent away from touring and listening to the advice of record labels allowed Mars to explore his influences and add to his own stylistic repertoire. That album and 2012′s Blackberry Light rely as much on strong grooves as on folksy storytelling. The same is true for The Money, though not quite as effectively.

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TICKET 9/12/15 - Naked Blue!
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Old Town Bowie Concert Series is pleased to present the singer songwriting team of Naked Blue featuring Jenn and Scott Smith. You will love them and their music.

Advance tickets - $12.50 At the Door - $15.00

Artist Website: www.nakedblue.com

Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jenn and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording & performing music ever since. The strength of their songwriting has allowed them to easily transition between intimate acoustic performances and full band shows on some major stages including DAR Constitution Hall (DC), Webster Hall (NY) and The Bottom Line (London).

Over the years they've share stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Derek Trucks Band, Jonathan Brooke, Lowen & Navarro to name just a few. Their music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That's Life, America's Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex and the City Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.

With previous AAA and community radio success in the U.S., Europe and U.K. from their past 5 releases, 2013 will see them back out on the road and the airwaves. Their new CD, 'Weightless' is a toss up of authentic Americana, purely satisfying pop hooks and a some unabashedly good rock n roll guitar work supporting Jen's smoky, intimate and award winning voice.

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TICKET 6/19/15 - Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos!
  • TICKET 6/19/15 - Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos!
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Don't miss the the return of CHRIS BERARDO & THE DESBERARDOS to the Old Town Bowie Concert Series presented by the Old Bowie Town Grille on Friday, June 19 at 8:00pm.

Advanced tickets: $10.50 At the door: $12.00 Website: www.desberardo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/442244925923100/

Silvermine, CT's Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos have toured much of the country, playing shows with The Doobie Brothers, The Marshal Tucker Band, NRBQ, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers), Little Feat, Molly Hatchet, Badfinger, Blue Rodeo and many others, as well as countless gigs as headliners everywhere from top-notch listening rooms to beer-soaked bar rooms.

A quick list includes legendary clubs like B.B. King's in NYC, The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, The State Theater in Falls Church, VA, The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, CT, The Palace Theater in Greenburg, PA, The Winchester Music Hall in Cleveland, OH, The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX, The Jewish Mother in Va. Beach, VA, The Rodeo Bar in NYC, Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL, The Webster Theater in Hartford, CT, The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC, The Turning Point in Piermont, NY, The Square Room in Knoxville, TN, The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT, The Sutler in Nashville, TN, The Capitoil Theater in Port Chester, NY,The Fairfield Theater in Fairfield, CT, The Saxon Pub in Austin, TX, Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, TN, Jovita's in Austin, TX, The Bitter End in NYC and many more.

In 2003 they signed with Nashville's Lamon Records,and released PURE FAITH, which burned up College, AAA and Americana radio, receiving steady rotation play at over 60 American stations (as well as many in Europe), reaching Number 1 in several markets, and appearing at Number 22 on the Freeform American Roots Chart for January 2004.

Their new album on Lamon, "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" picks up where Pure Faith left off and even more clearly defines the roots rock/pop/soulful sound that critics have compared to Mellencamp, The Eagles, Springsteen and Jackson Browne. It went to 49 on the Americana Chart, and 15 on The Roots Music Report, while being played in rotation at over 90 stations in the U.S.

It also spent two months in the Top Ten at XM Radio’s X Country chart, peaking at #4 for two weeks, and ending up at #34 for the entire year of 2007. Both records have appeared on the Grammy ballot for Best Rock Album and Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album, respectively.

Cut over five days at dLab Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 10 new Chris Berardo-penned originals (along with a version of one of the band's live staples, the Wilco chestnut "Passenger Side") on "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" are a representation of CB & The DB's fiery live performances, renowned among their fans for beautiful acoustic moments alongside the wild rockers and whiskey-laced jams, all held together by the jangly guitars, chiming mandolin and Chris' melodic, soulful vocals.

While the songs on Pure Faith tended towards adventures from the road, the view from inside the van, and the fight to keep the musical flag flying, the collection on Ignoring All The Warning Signs seems more internal, with hopeful songs of love (the so very catchy opener, "The One"), embracing the moment (the country-stomper "So Good, So Far," the rocker "Everybody Swings Around Here"), the dark, bluesy lament of "Barstool," or a new view on 9/11, with a frightened plea of the helpless (the gentle, acoustic "September Prayer" that closes the CD). "We like to shake the songs all around," says Chris Berardo.

"It's not by design, really, just what happens when we play. We like to take as many left turns down as many dark alleys as we want - as long as it all starts from a place of a cool song." "You know," he continues, "I don't think I could be happy without both things in the music - the electric, rocking stuff and the acoustic, quieter element," affirms Berardo.

"We're a bar band; that's where we live - for better or for worse - and whether you have a big rock club, a theater, a dark bar or a little pickin' room, we're coming there to play for whoever will listen. It's fun and it keeps us listening to each other. And when they blend together right, that's when I really get excited!"

Co-produced by two-time Grammy-nominated country/bluegrass artist Dave Moody (who has worked as a musician, engineer or producer with the likes of Doc Watson, The Dixie Chicks, Marty Stuart, Radney Foster, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams Jr. and Steve Earle) and the DesBerardos' own multi-instrumental string wiz Dick Neal, (who also produced both CB & The DBs debut American Dust in 1997, as well as Pure Faith), Ignoring All The Warning Signs is music for folks who refuse to be bound by useless categories ... Rock, Roots, Pop, Country? Hell Yeah!

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TICKET 6/13/15 - Eric Scott w/ Dan Leonard, Deren Blessman, Special Guest Deanna Bogart!
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SOME TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. ARRIVE EARLY & ASK TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST. THANK YOU!

Eric Scott w/ Dan Leonard, Deren Blessman & Special Guest Deanna Bogart live at the Old Bowie Town Grille on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00pm! Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door!

www.ericscottmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/442871595867070/

Old Town Bowie Concert Series is pleased to present Washington D.C area native Eric Scott to be the first performer of the OBTG Concert Series. Arrive early and enjoy a nice dinner before the show.

$10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door

Artist Website: www.ericscottmusic.com

Eric Scott has to date enjoyed a varied and interesting musical journey. As a touring bassist and vocalist, Scott has performed on numerous stages throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and the entire United States. While building his reputation as one of the area's most sought after sidemen & session players, Scott wrote and released three solo records, DIVINE STATIC (1999), LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FOOLS (2002), and RED (2007), to critical acclaim.

The journey continues with Scott's fourth release WHERE THE WATER RUNS DEEPEST (May 2012) on the Itzall Goode Music label (Indie). DEEPEST further explores the neo-soul, funk, and pop influences of RED...but Scott's sound continues to evolve. It is no less confessional than RED...maybe even more so...and is even more personal and intimate with it's stripped down production and arrangements. While the performances are first rate, this release is all about the songs and the voice; and they are wrapped in a sheerer, warmer, acoustic package.

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