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Clare Maree Bowen was born on an island in the middle of the Pacific and is somehow still not dead.
Years before landing the role of Scarlett O’Connor on the CMT/HULU TV series Nashville, and launching her career as a singer / songwriter, little Clare Bowen was growing up in rural Australia, miles from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed.
“Music was my connection to the rest of the world,” she says. As a child who spent more time around animals than people, she often “didn’t do social very well… but music is the universal language. I felt no barrier there. I was brought up on my parents’ vinyl collection – everything from Paul Simon to Gilbert & Sullivan. Vivaldi, to Elvis, to Dolly, to Springsteen, Edith Piaf and Etta James.”
Clare resides in a rip in the fabric of reality, close to Nashville, Tennessee, with Brandon, a small army of rescued dragons, and the occasional unicorn.
Plus support from Striking Matches
Simply stated, Striking Matches, made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, came to Nashville to play music. Sarah, a Philadelphia native and Justin, from Atlanta met when a professor at Belmont University paired them at random to play for a classroom full of guitar majors. Consequently, their first performance was the first time they had ever played together. The pair has been writing and performing ever since.
Tim Bowen: 7.15pm – 7.35pm
Striking Matches: 7.45pm – 8.15pm
Clare Bowen: 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Please note timings subject to change.