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Bob Fowler & Steve Branca...November
Phil Polsinelli...December 13th
Susan Goodman....January 17th
Bob Fowler and Stephen Branca have
worked together in bands since 1979 and started writing
music together in 1981. In 1990 they signed on with Silver
Wave Records (
) and released their first CD "The Face On Cydonia"
in November of 1991. The Album was received favorably by
radio stations in the
and abroad, reaching into the Top-15 on all the NAC/AA
national charts and to #9 in GAVIN. Music from "TFOC"
was also used on several cable network TV shows such as;
"Life Styles of the Rich and Famous" and
"The Weather Channel."
"Etched In Stone," was
released in March of '93. It shot into the Top 15 on NAC/AA
charts within three weeks of its release and made it into
the Top 10, reaching as high as #7 by week 9 of its
promotion. It also reached #17 on BILLBOARD's New Age
chart and remained in the Top 20 for more than 15 weeks.
"Etched in Stone" was also aired on "The
Weather Channel" and "Life Styles..." as
well as "The CBS Cable Radio Network" and the
In-Flight programming for major airlines. The highest
honor was when "Etched..." was considered for a
Grammy nomination in the category of Best New Age Album
1995 marked the release of Fowler and
Branca's third CD "Three Flights Up." The music
has all the elements of the first two CDs plus some new
blends of Jazz, and Latin rhythms that make it more
universally appealing. It is by far the most acoustical of
the three albums, utilizing: Acoustic Guitars, Oboe,
Flute, Soprano Sax, Piccolo, Upright Bass and Cello. That
year Fowler and Branca also appeared in their first live
concert performance at "The Berks Jazz Festival"
in Reading, PA on March 22, 1995 opening for Andy Narell
and his “Caribbean Jazz Project”. They performed music
from all three CDs to a sold-out crowd of over 1,500.
In the Fall of 1997 Fowler and Branca
were honored to have one of their songs included in a
widely distributed compilation CD entitled "Full
Moon." They are joined by Adult Contemporary Music
legends John Tesh, Suzanne Ciani, Ottmar Liebert, Patrick
O'Hearn and other notables.
Almost two years of work resulted in
Fowler and Branca's fourth CD…"Real Nice
Ride." Without abandoning trademark style or focus,
this collection displays broad musical variety. Influences
range from jazz, to latin, to world, but there is always a
feeling of interconnection. "Real Nice Ride" is
a fun album with memorable melodies and the emotional
power to engage any listener regardless of musical
Fowler and Branca’s NEW CD entitled
“If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride” is their
best effort to date and marks a new beginning for the duo
after a long hiatus. This album is a true integration of
their diverse musical interests, with more up-tempo
tracks, and edgier sounds and melodies than previous CDs.
“If Wishes Were Horses…” is the most experimental
yet most universally appealing of their CDs.
Production-wise alone it’s an achievement thanks to
technology and Bob’s outstanding artistry in the studio.
Both musicians have grown artistically and with new born
passion are already on course to their next song writing