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Robert Dow

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area I began playing bass as a high school freshman to escape the marching band rehearsals that my first instrument, the clarinet, had condemned me to. Not that there aren't some kick-ass marching bands out there, it just wasn't my thing carrying that little black case to school everyday once football practice started.  And it was obvious the clarinet would never get me in a rock band.  The bass was a good fit and I continued to play through college becoming  primarily an acoustic bassist adept at many styles and genres including jazz, classical, bluegrass, funk, reggae, and rock.


I came to Utah in 1984 to study at the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City with the desire to marry my musical interests with a life long passion for woodworking.  Graduating in 1988 I made violin family instruments, including one bass, for a few years before switching to bowmaking which is now my primary focus.


Musically, I have a broad range of interests and influences and have played with many groups in the Salt Lake area including the Kevyn Dern Trio, Kate MacLeod, Red Rock Hot Club, Salt Lake Symphony and the Daniel Day Trio.  I'm excited to be part of the Motherlode Canyon Band as it affords me an opportunity to play both acoustic and electric instruments in a single, very open and creative environment


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Motherlode Canyon Band
2384 Doc Holliday
Park City, UT 84060
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