Common Ground Downtown
Bryan McDowell is a person predictable only in his consistent excellence. Fiddler, vocalist, and master of stringed instruments, his reputation is solidifying as a musician of great interest on the acoustic scene.
With his move to Nashville in 2013, Bryan grounded his career in a 4-year tenure with Claire Lynch. He has logged considerable time on the road with bluegrass notables Sierra Hull, Alison Brown, Ron Block, & Molly Tuttle, and shared the stage and studio with an ever-expanding list of legendary names from the realm of roots and acoustic music. His talents are featured on several recordings garnering IBMA awards, and one project receiving a Grammy nomination.
From 2018-2022, Bryan focused on instructing new generations of folk musicians in Western NC and the Southeast, working with Asheville’s Academy for the Arts and many immersive regional camps. He now resides in Baltimore, MD and is touring with Mark Schatz, the Foreign Landers, and other mid-Atlantic acts including Footworks Percussive Dance. Other accolades include Bryan’s triple win – a sweep of the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar categories – at the National Flatpicking Championship in ’09, and his 21 other instrument contest titles from ’09 & ’10.