Aurora Bowers is a classically trained fiddler that has been playing since the age of 6. She got her start in Fairbanks, Alaska, in a musical family with deep roots in the Alaskan traditional music scene.
Aurora’s musical tastes and experiences have taken her from an eclectic childhood 5-fiddle band called “Slightly Askew” to a brief college flirtation with jazz and then on into a deep dive into traditional music in ETSU’s Old Time, Bluegrass, and Country music program. Most recently, she has played and recorded with The Norris Bowers Band, The Hannah Yoter Band, and Ryan Bowers and the Brain Trust.
Meanwhile, Aurora has been steadily writing a trove of heart-wrenching songs, with a deep intimacy and confidentiality that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Her mom claims they’re “too sad sometimes,” but she “likes them anyway.” We think you’ll agree. A solo album is in the works, with release date TBA.
When Aurora isn’t fiddling in Alaska, you can find her building wee homes in Mississippi, hot-spring hunting across the great USA, airstream-trippin, website-buildin’, holding signs, knocking on doors and other acts of general rabble-rousement, swimming in cold water, communing with other people’s dogs, saluting the sun, drinking home-brewed ‘booch, and learning to do and make new things like houses, cellos, and love. She enjoys flowcharts and mind expansion.