Rowan's Crossing is an accomplished musical group hailing from the Missouri Ozarks. This talented trio includes Jennifer Wilson (fiddle/vocals), James Bennett (guitar/vocals), and Robert Adkison (bodhran/mandolin), who combine their considerable skills to bring you Irish pub tunes and instrumentals, contemporary folk, and American old-time favorites laced with Ozarks charm.
Whether raising a ruckus at your local pub, playing troubadours at your nearest renaissance faire, bringing vibrance to the local farmer's market, playing a concert in your friend's living room, or wherever the four winds take us, we're going to have fun and so will you!
Rowan's Crossing will travel up to 250 miles!
Price Range: Call for details
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We play a wide variety of music, and can pull from our extensive repertoire to fit your needs. Whether you would like beautiful traditional Celtic music as an elegant backround to your dinner event, rousing Irish pub songs to get the crowd going, traditional Americana to add heart and vibrance to an event or festival, or contemporary folk favorites to warm your spirit - or a mix of all! - we can tailor our set to fit your needs.
Rowan's Crossing is an acoustic musical trio hailing from the Missouri Ozarks. This talented group includes Ozarks natives Jennifer Wilson, James Bennett, and Robert Adkison, who came together to combine their mutual singing, songwriting, and musical abilities and mutual love of Irish culture and music. After years of honing their skills in many and varied musical settings, they are happy to be pursuing what they love: preserving Irish and Ozarks traditional music while having lots of fun - and bringing that life and happiness to audiences throughout the Ozark Mountain area.
James is an accomplished guitar player who studied for four years under virtuoso Vincent Bredice. He comes from a long line of guitar players and has a vast range of musical experience, beginning with a childhood filled with bluegrass festivals and old-time living room jam sessions, leading to the study of rock and jazz in his youth. He has played with many different bands in the area over a twenty-year time span and brings his knowledge and performing talent to the stage to give Rowan's Crossing a unique, grassroots sound with progressive nuances.
Jennifer has been playing violin/fiddle for over sixteen years, and mandolin for eight years. She began by studying traditional Ozarks fiddle style, and has continued with classical training and Irish fiddle style in the ensuing years. Her vast repertoire contains eastern Eurpoean, old-time, and bluegrass tunes with an emphasis in Irish fiddle tunes and songs. She is also a trained vocalist whose warm alto brings life to the Irish/Celtic songs Rowan's Crossing loves to perform.
A doumbek player for over five years for Red Moon Studios of Springfield, Missouri, Robert’s musical accomplishments also include bodhran, kit drums, piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, and everything else with melodic potential! His years of involvement with the belly dance community have infused his rhythms with a distinct and versatile sound, which he brings to Rowan's Crossing as an outstanding percussionist and mandolin player.
Rowan's Crossing is three performers who love what they do and have lots of fun doing it - and it shows! The heart, drive, and energy they bring to the stage invigorates audiences and ensures a performance they'll never forget.
|James Bennett||Vocals, Guitar|
|Robert Adkison||Bodhran, Mandolin|
|Jennifer Wilson||Vocals, Violin|
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