John Lowell can be described as a triple threat – he’s a clean, dynamic guitar player, a clear voiced singer, and a respected songwriter. He has lived for many years in Southwest Montana, carving out a music career while living in the mountains of the Yellowstone ecosystem.
John’s first endeavor on the guitar was learning John Denver songs, but upon meeting a classmate that played the banjo while in high school, he was bit by the bluegrass bug. While he still enjoys playing bluegrass, his tastes have expanded to most types of acoustic music.
Late 2021 saw the release of John’s most recent recording, “She’s Leaving Cheyenne”. One of his projects during the Covid 19 pandemic, it’s a recording of all cowboy and western songs. John says “I’ve been writing, singing and playing western songs for decades. I don’t know why it took so long for me to record a collection of them, but I’m glad I did”. “She’s Leaving Cheyenne” is a mix of originals, songs written by friends, and a few old familiar chestnuts. It was Wyoming Public Radio’s recording of the year for 2021.
2021 was also the year that he won the grand prize in the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest, a national contest sponsored by the DC Bluegrass Union.
John is also in great demand as a teacher in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, and travels abroad to all those countries often to teach at music camps and to tour.
The John Lowell Trio with special guest Jason Thomas will be at Blue Bamboo Friday, January 6, 2023 at 8 PM