George Bowley and Laurie Dupuis

MUSIC IN THE LES PAUL AND MARY FORD TRADITION

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George and his daughter Laurie record unique and creative new arrangements of old and new song favorites in the multiple guitar and vocal styling reminiscent of 1950s recording artists Les Paul and Mary Ford. Their new twelve-track CD release, “Guitars In Sync”, preserves memories of that familiar Les and Mary “sound” and provides a refreshing new take on that sound for new generations of music lovers

About George and Laurie

     When George Bowley first heard Les Paul’s recordings back in 1950, he made it his life’s goal to learn how to play the guitar in that style and to master the recording processes that Les used to create this fascinating sound.

     It took years of practicing, slowing down, dissecting and characterizing every one of his recordings, arrangements, guitar licks and making hundreds of trial-and-error overdubbed and multi-tracked recordings of his own. George was also spending valuable time with Les Paul himself and with his 1950s engineer Earle Davis; to be able to closely recreate Les’ characteristic recording and playing style.

     Having heard some of George and his daughter Laurie’s recordings, Les Paul had exclaimed to those present at the Iridium Club in downtown Manhattan that George and Laurie were "the only two people I have ever heard in my lifetime who have exactly duplicated the sound that Mary (Ford) and I had in the 1950’s".  

     Les Paul loved George and Laurie’s recordings and was fully supportive of their efforts to replicate “his” sound; and of their use of new technology in order to do so. In fact, during a later weekend visit to his home in Mahwah, NJ, Les told George that it was obvious that they had both travelled the same trial and error paths of experimentation, successes, failures, and  perseverance -  and that he considered George to be his recording equal.

     Laurie Dupuis is George’s youngest daughter. She acquired an early interest in music and quickly became an accomplished vocalist and student of music theory while in high school.  She soon joined her father to become an equal partner in their future recording activities.  She has natural musical talent and timing instinct for recording multiple voice tracks and for creating flowing background vocal harmonies in their recordings. Her radio-listening fans continuously comment on the sweetness and clarity of her voice.

     They have been recording together for over thirty years. They have appeared on nationally syndicated radio and television and have been heard on local Washington DC radio for many years. Their unique multiple guitar and vocal jingles were heard on a popular nationally syndicated radio show for over fifteen years. In the 1990s they recorded a karaoke album of Les Paul and Mary Ford Hit Songs for Pocket Songs (a subsidiary of the Music Minus One label in New York) that was distributed internationally by the Hal Leonard Publishing Company (and highly praised by Les Paul himself).

     George and Laurie record their music using modern digital computer workstations combined with older analog multi-track tape capabilities as needed. Although they still try to preserve the sound and feel of the original monophonic overdubbing tape process, they can now also take full advantage of the total stereo field and of today’s many digital recording and signal processing techniques made possible by today’s technology. With that, they are now able to recapture Les Paul and Mary Ford’s unique style of music.

Reviews


George and Laurie are the only two people I have heard in my lifetime who have exactly duplicated the sound that Mary (Ford) and I had in the '50s.
Les Paul, The Iridium, New York City, 1997

I hear in your recordings that you have experienced the very same experimentation, learning processes and all the challenges that I experienced back then.  I consider you my recording equal in this area.
Les Paul, Mahwah, New Jersey, 2003

From the opening track, we’re led through a jewel box of sound and arrangements beautifully played and engineered.  A fine performance of Patsy Cline’s Crazy.  Musicianship plus authenticity - it’s a powerful combination, and it works.
Roy Bainton, Blues Matters Magazine, United Kingdom, September 2018

A must for lovers of well-crafted music, “Guitars In Sync” is a treasure for others who love the sound of Les Paul and Mary Ford.
The Bull Run Observer, February 2018

These local musicians - a father and daughter team - are keeping the classics alive in the county and beyond.
Prince William County Living Magazine, July 2018

Whatever Les Paul and Mary Ford achieved has been well replicated here. Relaxing music which puts the Les Paul guitar on its original pedestal.  
Roy Bainton, Blues Matters Magazine, United Kingdom, September 2018

Their first commercial CD release, “Guitars In Sync - Music in the Les Paul and Mary Ford Tradition,” preserves memories of that familiar Les and Mary “sound” and provides a refreshing new take on that sound for new generations of music lovers.  And we are all fortunate that they have kept that kind of music alive.
Prince William County Living Magazine, July 2018

“Guitars In Sync”, the new release by George Bowley and Laurie Dupuis, is reminiscent of “the music in the Les Paul & Mary Ford tradition of the 1950’s.  It provides a new take on that sound for new generations of music lovers.
Zone Music Report, June 18, 2018

The song Guitars In Sync put a smile on my face - refreshing. Nice quality recording too.
Music Composer and Sound Mixer, March 2018


If I didn't know it was George and Laurie, I'd swear that it was Les Paul and Mary Ford.
Ed Walker, WAMU Radio
 
George has probably the most prolific understanding of what Les Paul does with his multiple recordings.
Jim Evans, NET Television
 
Cool.  I like what I heard on your site.  Please send me a sampler when you are done with your CD.
Grammy Winning Producer, Philadelphia Chapter
 
Wow.  You just blew me away. And you play excellent guitar; cool vocals in the style of the 50s.  Very creative.
Award Winning Grammy Guitarist, Pacific Northwest Chapter
 
Your work is quite exquisite.   Very unique and I am a big fan of your work.
Grammy Nominated Producer, Nashville Chapter

You sound amazing!  Best of luck on your new beautiful website.
Grammy Nominated Bassist, Philadelphia Chapter
 
Wow! It sounds like you have worked very hard to achieve the sound, style and expertise that you have mastered.  The guitar runs and overall timbre are very unique.
Noted Award Winning Grammy Composer and Concert Pianist, New York Chapter
 
Just listened to your guitar and vocal works.  Sounds great… a real rare jewel these days.
Award Winning Grammy Composer, Los Angeles Chapter
 
...enjoying the feel, vocals and harmonies - definitely capturing that 50s vibe...
Award Winning Grammy Singer/Song Writer, San Francisco Chapter

 

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