Ralston Bowles is an American songwriter, producer, musician and singer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a
Bowles's parents, Buel Bowles of Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (1913-2002) and May Jean Morgan of Vincennes, Indiana (1919-1998), met in Gary, Indiana, married, and had two children, Ralston and Mary-Jane Wallace Bowles. Green Sulphur Springs (also Green Sulphur) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. The city of Vincennes is the County seat of Knox County, Indiana.
Bowles wrote the songs "Fragile", recorded by Peter Mulvey and Caroline Aiken, and "Grace", based on a book by author Philip Yancey, What's So Amazing About Grace?. Peter Mulvey is an acoustic musician based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Caroline Aiken (born August 8, 1955) is a Singer and Guitarist from Atlanta Georgia whose work spans genres from folk Philip Yancey (born 1949 is an American Christian Author. Fourteen million of his books have been sold worldwide making him one of the best-selling evangelical Bowles wrote the latter song after reading a pre-publication galley of the book. After the book was published, singer Bono of U2 wrote and released a similar song of the same title, based on the same book; the song appeared on the album All That You Can't Leave Behind. All That You Can't Leave Behind is the tenth studio album by the Irish rock band U2, released in 2000 by Island Records in the
Bowles has been a fixture on the western Michigan music scene since 1970, helping the Grand Rapids music scene to flourish while encouraging national artists to make Grand Rapids a tour stop on their schedules. Host of the Frederik Meijer Gardens Tuesday Evening Music Club and a supporter of numerous charities through benefit concerts, he has performed with the Hothouse Flowers, T-Bone Burnett, Shawn Colvin and the Del McCoury Band. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a Botanical garden and outdoor Sculpture park located in Grand Rapids Township Michigan in Kent The Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish Music with influences from soul, gospel and T-Bone Burnett is an American songwriter musician and producer Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1955) is a Grammy Award -winning American singer songwriter and Musician. The Del McCoury Band is a Grammy Award -winning bluegrass band
In 2004 Bowles released a debut album, Carwreck Conversations. It was produced by Marvin Etzioni (former member of Lone Justice and producer of Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Peter Case and Grey DeLisle), engineered by David Vaught. Lone Justice was an American Country rock band formed in 1982 by guitarist Ryan Hedgecock and singer Maria McKee. Counting Crows is a Rock band originating from Berkeley California. Toad the Wet Sprocket is an American Folk rock band consisting of Singer Glen Phillips, Guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Peter Case (born April 5, 1954) is an American Singer-songwriter and guitarist who has had a wide-ranging career ranging from New Grey DeLisle (born Erin Grey Van Oosbree on August 24, 1973) is a Grammy -winning American Singer-songwriter, and voice actress The musicians include David Raven (drums), Brian Head (percussion), Danny McGough (keyboards) and Eric Heywood (pedal steel). David McSparran aka David Raven is an American session drummer known for his work with artists like MIke Ness, Greg Ginn, Mastedon It was recognized with three Jammie Awards: "album of the year", "best folk album" and "artist of the year. "