Maturango Museum to host Bryan Bowers Trio

Maturango Museum to host Bryan Bowers TrioThe Maturango Museum will host the Bryan Bowers Trio Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Coso Gallery.

The trio was formed on a tour in California when Bryan Bowers, Geoff Goodhue and Anna Schaad Montgomery got together for a concert and a radio taping of FolkScene, a syndicated radio show that has been on the air for more than 40 years.

Bowers works on the traditional music circuit and is known as the singer-songwriter credited with redefining the autoharp. Goodhue, hailing from Charleston, adds his vocal harmonies and instrumental virtuosity to Bowers’ powerful ballads and ebullient personality.

“They hooked up and began playing together several years ago, Goodhue joining on several of Bowers’ tours,” said a spokesperson.

“Simultaneously, the musical duo of Bowers and Schaad Montgomery evolved. Like peanut butter and jelly, Anna Schaad Montgomery’s fiddle and viola worked with Bowers’ complex autoharp progressions, giving just the right mix of acidity to the fat!

“When these three came together, well, let’s just say it was obvious some new recipe worth repeating and building on had been created.”

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $5 for children 12 and younger, available in the museum store or online at

Pictured: Anna Schaad, Bryan Bowers and Geoff Goodhue

Story First Published: 2018-04-20