George Bowley and his daughter Laurie record and perform music in the style of 1950’s Capitol Records recording artists Les Paul and Mary Ford. George is a Naval Academy Graduate and a retired Navy Commander. Laurie has earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and currently practices in Northern Virginia. They are both Voting Members in The Recording Academy (The Grammys®). George has been honored with a Lifetime Membership in The Academy for over 40 years of participation.
George first met Les Paul back in 1951 and they became good friends for over sixty years. He has spent valuable time with Les (and his 1950s engineer Earle Davis) in learning as much as he could about Les’ recording processes, his equipment, and his characteristic recording and playing style. Their association and exchanges over the years fostered a lifetime of friendship and mutual respect for each other.
Les loved George and Laurie’s recordings and was fully supportive of their efforts to replicate his sound; and of their use of new tape and digital technology in order to do so. Les privately told George that it was obvious that they had both traveled the same trial and error paths of experimentation, successes, failures, and perseverance - and that he considered George to be his recording equal.