Richard 2Our Texas Sounds music guru, Richard Bowden, says he would not be involved with this event if he didn’t believe in it. Richard was instrumental in the beginnings of the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival and was among its leaders on its road to success.




Richard’s experience extends far beyond local festivals. He is genuine music celebrity (although he describes himself as “America’s Most Famous Unknown Entertainer”). His career includes stints with:


  • The Eagles, (touring, he performed songs such as Hotel California)
  • The Byrds (toured Europe and America)
  • Lead guitarist with Roger McGuinn
  • Bandleader for Linda Ronstadt
  • Touring with Jackson Brown
  • Repeat appearances on television’s classic “Hee Haw”
  • Several successful albums
    Richard Holly award
  • He is also the inventor an manufacturer of the Bowden B Bender a favorite guitar mod for professional guitarists.


His talent, experience, and knowledge are great assets to our event. We are elated to have him on board.








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