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Artist of the day: Bonnie Bowers




Wait -- since when do musicians sign up for the Chamber of Commerce?

Actually, it's not a bad idea. And Bonnie Bowers is doing just that.

Today, Bowers, a Brooklyn musician who recently relocated to Palm Harbor, is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Witch's Brew coffeehouse to commemorate her membership in the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Yes, really. Bowers will perform there at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details.

"I consider my work to be a business," Bowers said in a statement. "Chambers of commerce offer many opportunities for their local businesses. What better way (to start a new venture in a new place) than to get involved in that community?”

She's got a voice a bit like Annie Lennox, and she plays a style of music she calls "Riddim Review" -- popular songs reimagined as tropical reggae-ish tracks. Half of the reggae duo Bowers and Winston, she has performed on a number of albums, including some of her own.

Visit Bowers' website to listen to a bunch of her "Riddim Review"-style tracks.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:34pm]


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