BENJAMEN REID McGOWAN II
200 Somerset Place, k2
Carrollton, Ga. 30116
770 838 0882
1989-1987 Georgia State University, classical guitar, chorus
1987-1985 Improvizational guitar, classical guitar, Lee Spivey, Atlanta, Ga.
1985-1983 Rock, jazz, blues, lead improv, and rhythm studies, Roger “Hurricaine” Wilson, Atlanta, Ga.
1985-1984 Jazz stage bands, guitar, concert band, marching bands
1999 Hakomi Psychology Training, Atlanta, Ga.
1999 Iyenga Yoga Teacher Training, Atlanta, Ga.
1991 –1994 Study/Participation, Native American Spirituality Ceremonies,
Shamanic and Healing Practices, Medicine Wheel, Native Tantra Training,
Sun Dance, and Sweat Lodge, Harley Regan “Swift Deer,” Cherokee elder of Metis
Medicine Society, Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta Lodge, Atlanta, Ga.
Lakota Spiritual Ceremonies, Sweat Lodge, Grandfather Wallace Black Elk
Workshop on drum, sound, healing, World Drum Council,
Hawkwind Earth Renewal Corp, Mentone, Ala.
Workshop, Inner Shamanic Journeys, Whole life Expo,
Shamaness Lynn Andrews, writer, Atlanta, Ga.
Hoop drum, rattle making, Caroline Montague, artist, Atlanta, Ga.
2000-1995 Charitable performances, guitar, vocal, Zachariah Foundation
2000-1996 Multiple dance, social, and café performances, guitar, vocal, hand drum, songwriting,
Atlanta, Athens, Carrollton, Ga.
1998,1997 “Folded Wings.” Percussion, Cara Studios Barnesville, Ga.
1997 “Folded Wings,” Lamar Arts, percussion, Barnesville, Ga.
1994 Sound engineer, Panathenia Celtic Ceremony and Festival, Parthenon, Nashville, TN.
1992 Performance, guitar, vocal, Georgia environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta Ga.
1991-1988 Tour of the South East, “cheap Whiskey Band,” guitar, Austell, Ga., Backed David Allen Coe,
singer, songwriter, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., Fund Raiser, guitar, vocal, hand drums
Harley Motorcycle Co., Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1989-1986 Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Choir, tenor, baritone, Atlanta, Ga.
1989 Handel’s Messiah, opening tenor solo, Woodlawn Presbyterian, Atlanta, Ga.
1988 A Latin Requiem Mass, tenor, Georgia State University Chorus, Chamber Orchestra and
St Martin in the Fields Church
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Specialized Workshops/Performances
1999,1988 Drum Journey, drum-making workshop, lecture and interactive performance,
Lamar Arts and Cara Studios, Barnesville, Ga.
1995 Drum-making workshop & Shamanic use of drums
with Dr Phil Mengle, College graduate psychology course,
West Georgia College, Carrolton, Ga.
1994 Coordinator/organizer and performer, Sound Engineer, guitar, flute
The Cat Society, Happy Tipi Festival, Nashville, TN.
1994 Summer camp counselor, Native American spirituality ceremonies,
outdoor studies, ages 9-16, Pepperland Farm, Murphy, NC