Morgan "Saw Man" Cowin and the Cut Ups
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 5:00pm
Lead Belly Stage
Hello! My name is Morgan Cowin (pronounced and spelled like "Cow-in" the pasture...). I am the president of the International Musical Saw Association (IMSA). I've been playing the saw since 1971 (40 years now!) and I won 1st Place at the "Saw Off Competition" at the 1982 Festival of the Saws in Santa Cruz, California. I am a professional photographer - not a professional musician or performer/entertainer - but I LOVE to play the saw, and I am considered to be one of the best musical saw players in the world. I am a volunteer performer for Bread and Roses. In 2006 I was invited to play my saw in China where I played in two large musical saw concerts in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In October 2007 I had a similar "World Class Experience" in Japan - where I played with other saw players and musicians in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Nagoya. But mostly I just love to jam with other musicians (rarely with other saw players) around the San Francisco Bay Area - several times a week.