Big House Publishing artist Bow Thayer has been singing and writing songs for as long as he can remember. Making music is who he is. He has lived up to his reputation as a sublimely gifted artist by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Finally gaining national recognition, American Songwriter says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years."
Bows music is always evolvingfrom luscious backwoods folk rock to the sonic exploration of his last album of all original material, Sundowser, that was co-produced and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm) and crafted on an instrument Bow designedthe Bojotarin a studio he built with his own hands. The Bojotar is a stringed instrument that incorporates elements of the banjo, resonator guitar, and conventional guitar.
Bow's latest release, The Source and The Servant, is a tribute to two legends that have influenced his development as an artist: Dock Boggs and Mississippi Fred McDowell. But this record is just not simply a homage to the foundations of American music. Bow has re-invented these songs with new arrangements and lyrics, and performs most of them on different acoustic and electric versions of the Bojotar.
Bow has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Richard Thompson, The Steep Canyon Ramblers and Warren Haynes, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr.