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Five Firsts: Bryan McDowell of the Claire Lynch Band

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Bryan McDowell

NAME: Bryan McDowell
BAND AFFILIATION: The Claire Lynch Band
INSTRUMENT: Mandolin and Fiddle

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … David Grier’s “I’ve Got the House to Myself”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Tony Rice Unit

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Fiddle

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Tom Dooley”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The McDowell Family

The mega-multi-talented 20-year-old Bryan McDowell has won dozens of championship awards at various festivals, fiddlers’ conventions and state competitions on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo. He joined the award-winning bluegrass combo, the Claire Lynch Band in December, and he’ll be with them when they take the stage at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday (January 22). Tix are $22 in advance; $24 at the door.

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