Charley Bowman
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Charley Bowman

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Roadside Exit: "That Old Litchfield Road" The album has mainly been played on WAPS in Akron.



This is my first venture in promoting my songwriting. All of the songs reflect actually events and people in my life. I hit the road in 1980, driving across the country to spend some time in Arizona. I bounced back to and around NE Ohio for many years and have lived throughout Ohio and traveled the backroads of this state, and have driven a couple of other times across the country. I love to drive; to see the change in the land; drive through small towns, eat in diners and get a flavor for the area and the people. I still travel the state with my work and the songs tend to come while driving; makes songwriting a little trying at times. I keep a notebook in the passenger seat and every now and then stop at parking lot to sketch the song out and work on the rest later.

My song "The Burbs" has always gotten the most audience reaction, participation and request. It's a tongue in cheek look at like in the suburbs and everyone can identify with - we all know someone who fits the bill and sometimes its us.

My musical/songwriting influences include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith, Alex Bevan, David Wilcox, Sam Bush, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Marty Balin, John Gorka and Bruce Springsteen,.