Two Award Winning Performers Offer Workshops at UC-IMC

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and songwriters to learn from two award
winning performers is offered on Saturday
May 9th from 2PM to 4PM at the Urbana
Champaign Independent Media Center.
The fee for the workshops is $35. Contact
Ed Hawkes at 217-493-4654 to register.
The guitar workshop is offered by
Robert Bowlin, one of the most tasteful
acoustic guitar players in the music business,
he will show you how to take your
flatpicking and fingerpicking to the next
level, no matter what kind of music you
like to play, jazz, bluegrass, country, folk,
Celtic, whatever…. Robert Bowlin was a
previous winner of National Fingerpicking
and Flatpicking Contests in Winfield KS,
and is a 25-year veteran of the Nashville
recording industry. He has toured with
Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Tom T.
Hall, the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe,
and many others. A talented instructor,
Robert spent time as a faculty member at
East Tennessee State University, teaching in
their bluegrass music program. If you are a
guitarist this is an opportunity you don’t
want to miss.
The songwriting workshop is taught by
Wil Maring an award-winning singer songwriter.
She has won the Merlefest Songwriting
Contest, been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist,
and performed her original music on the
Grand Ole Opry. This workshop is designed
to help songwriters of all levels focus on the
creative process of songwriting, learning to
avoid creative “ruts”, create awareness, and
find inspiration in everyday life.
“I think Wil is one of the most talented
singer/songwriters around… love her
—Carl Jackson, Grammy
award-winning singersongwriter/
Please visit Wil Maring’s website at for much more
information, including mp3’s and contact

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