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Liz Bowater is one of Cincinnati, Ohio's resident songwriters. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Bowater re-located to Cincinnati in the summer of 2005 and is now supported by the songwriters' cooperative Blue Jordan Records, which hosts other local artists such as David Wolfenberger, Janet Pressley and Brandon Dawson.
Bowater describes her music as “brave new folk.” Her songs are bold and confessional, offerings made without apology and without pretense. Her voice has been described as “magnetic” and the melodies as “sparklingly sublime.” Her voice and words together make the “overall package seem even more conversational and insular” (City Beat, January 2006).
Throughout the length of her career, Bowater's music has taken on many forms. What began as a solo endeavor is now a collaboration with other Cincinnati musicians. Liz still occasionally appears alone, but is often accompanied by guitarist Brandon Dawson or pianist Sharon Udoh of Lines & Spaces.
Her career as a songwriter has produced three EPs and a full-length album. After taking a brief hiatus to focus on a new marriage and then a baby boy, Bowater is in the midst of a new recording project. Made possible by a Rivertown Music Club recording grant in 2007, the new album is backed by various other Blue Jordan artists and is set to be released in Fall of 2011. The album--"Since I Left Home"--can be purchased, pre-release, on the artist's website.