Cafe Libri Welcomes David Bowers To Redmond Posted By: Liz Goodrich Date Posted: 12/8/2004 Café Libri is open this month at the Redmond Public Library on December 10, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. During this time, limited library services are available. This program is free and open to the public. Café Libri is the result of the library district responding to public suggestions. Created to provide a place to meet and mingle and enjoy food and friends in a casual environment, Café Libri events are hosted once a month throughout the library district. Refreshments will be served and entertainment provided. Taking the library stage at the December event will be singer/songwriter David Bowers. As a “monster guitarist,” he employs dropped tunings and the syncopation of logging boot-heels and knuckles slapped into strings to achieve the visceral effect of a small band. Raised in a railroad shack outside of Ellensburg, Washington, Bowers grew up with no electricity or indoor plumbing. His steady diet of transistor radio country music inspired early musical adventures, and he left the safety of rural life to organize several rock and roll bands and performance art groups in Montana and Western Oregon. He in influenced by the music of Jeff Tweedy and Gillian Welch and his day job of restoring damaged ecosystems. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.