Judson Alumna Liz Bowater Returns to Alma Mater to Celebrate Album Release
(Elgin, IL - March 30, 2012) Judson alumna and musician Liz Bowater will return to her alma mater on Tuesday, April 10 for a concert to celebrate the release of her latest album, "Since I Left Home." The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center on Judson University's campus (1151 N. State St., Elgin.)
Bowater was a 2004 graduate of Judson's Worship Arts program. A native of Chicago, Bowater re-located to Cincinnati in the summer of 2005 and is now supported by the songwriters' cooperative Blue Jordan Records.
"Since I Left Home" has been in the works for a few years, but is now officially being released after Bowater received funds through a grant from Rivertown Music Club and a successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com. The album was recorded live in The Monastery Studio in Walnut Hills of Cincinatti, Ohio, with famed local musician and music producer Ric Hordinski, along with Daniel Joseph Dorff (piano and drums), and fellow Blue Jordan Records artists Brandon Dawson (guitar, vocals) and Mike Helm (bass guitar.)
"I didn’t set out to make anything fancy," says Bowater. "The songs didn’t really call for it. I wanted to allow myself the freedom for what I appreciate in other artists—honesty in not only the content, but also the presentation of the music."
At the April 10 concert, Bowater will be joined by fellow 2004 Judson alumni and musicians Greg and Kim Wheaton of DeKalb, Ill. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for Judson community members with a valid Judson ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here.
To hear a few tracks and read more about "Since I Left Home," go to lizbowater.bandcamp.com. Go to gregwheaton.com to learn more about Greg Wheaton and his music.
Judson University is a Christian liberal-arts and sciences university in Elgin, Ill. Among more than 60 majors and minors that the university offers, the Worship Arts program features a unique blend of theory and practice, including more worship-specific classes than found in any other undergraduate curriculum in the country. Rooted in biblical, theological, historical and communications studies, the Worship Arts program trains students in music, media, ministry, theater arts and more. For more information on this and other Judson programs, go to JudsonU.edu and sign up for our Preview Day on April 13.