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Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin

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About the video

Wil Maring performs her original composition, bluegrassy-folk-country-pop ,song
"Window Seat", with Robert Bowlin, winner at the Finger/Flatpicking Guitar
Championship in Winfield on guitar.

About the artists

Wil Maring and virtuose guitarist and fiddler Robert Bowlin have been recently
combining talents to create beautiful original acoustic music which straddles the
fence between bluegrass, folk and country music. Wil's beautiful airy vocal style
and heartfelt lyrics have raised the eyebrows of the acoustic music world in
recent years with the release of her three solo cds and four band cds with her
band Shady Mix. Robert, a two-time National Fingerpicking and Flatpicking
Guitar contest winner, has been a band member with legendary artists like Bill
Monroe, Maura O Connell, Kathy Mattea, the Osborne Brothers, and many
more. Their music will leave audiences spellbound long after the show is over.
For bigger venues, Wil sometimes appears with whole band, Shady Mix, which
includes instrumental lineup of upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and sometimes

Mixture of bluegrass, oldtime, folk, country, and even a little pop. Wide variety of
influences, and live show includes a heavy emphasis on originals, but also
bluegrass and country standards, fiddle tunes, and cowboy and western swing
music. Current favorite artists and influences are wide and varied.... Joni
Mitchell, Jimmy Martin, James Taylor, John Hartford, John Prine, Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Flatt and Scruggs, Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel, Tony Rice, Hot
Rize, Dougie MacLean, Kate Rusby, Lyle Lovett, Kim Richey, Patty Griffin, Lucy
Kaplansky, Nanci Griffith and so many more... from my youth: Dan Fogelberg,
John Denver, Jackson Browne, Eagles, and many bluegrass artists.

Robert Bowlin started at age 1 and a half playing the ukelele, graduated to his
dad's guitar at age 5, and has been creating unique and beautiful guitar music
ever since. He won the National Finge KS in 1979 and got 2nd in the Flatpicking
Guitar Contest in 1978. His professional career has included stints with artists
such as Maura O' Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T. Hall, the Osborne Brothers, Bill
Monroe, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Faron Young, Ricky Van Shelton. He was a
session guitarist and fiddler in Nashville for countless recordings. He has played
onstage with artists such as BB King and Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Peter
Rowan, and Vassar Clements.