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April 11, 2008

Featured Performers at Caff� Acoustic


Mark Bowling and Piper Leigh will be the featured performers at Caffé Acoustic held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Brown’s in Arkansas City.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Mark Bowling is a singer/songwriter from Arkansas City. He writes from his life experiences and captures the humor, irony and beauty around him in his songs. He draws his influence from Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Don Williams with such a creativity and breadth, that his songs sound familiar in a brand new way. In 2005, Mark performed two of his original songs at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson and won the State Finals competition of the Colgate Country Showdown.

In 2005, Mark released his CD, "A Room With A View", with 16 original songs. This CD taps into the human condition with laughter, tears, new love, loss and hope.

Piper Leigh is a singer, songwriter and 1999 graduate of Cowley College. She is an Arkansas City native and the daughter of Doug and Dejon Ewing.

Leigh’s venues include playing in Dublin and Dingle, Ireland, with Gerry O’Beirne; at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City; and at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. Other venues include The Artichoke and River City Brewery in Wichita and The Celtic Fox and The Starry Night Cafe in Topeka.

Leigh’s CD, "A Night at the Cabaret," is a recording of two Live shows combined for a great enjoy-the-show experience. Some of Piper's original songs, "It Ain't Me," "1,000 Miles From Sunday," and "Down On Beale," are surrounded by such an eclectic collection of styles that there's sure to be something everyone can enjoy. This CD is a window into Piper's versatility as a performer.

Brown’s is located at 225 S. Summit St. Caffé Acoustic is a community project, with CornerBank, Home National Bank, and Union State Bank helping fund the concert series.