Bowden recently released her first solo album under the name Jolei. Called "Jolei" (Moon Caravan), the CD is a collection of a dozen original tunes in rootsy, acoustic arrangements fleshed out by an organic ensemble including violin, harmonica, banjo, saxophone, piano and cornet. The album has a dreamy, quiet, hypnotic quality that luxuriates in Bowden's intimate vocals, carving out a place somewhere among old folk and country, early Joni Mitchell and art song, and perhaps connecting the traditional to the avant-garde.

-- Seth Rogovoy, Berkshires Week, July 2004

Bowden has had press (Rolling Stone, Variey, NYTimes,
lots of places) for her other work -- ask if you want
to see it -- and is looking forward to more response
to this new body of work.

Here's a list of songs from "Jolei"...you can listen
to a few of them on her "listen" page:

1. Here to Stay -- To the infinite love.
2. Wherever You Go -- Dedication.
3. Heartbreak Feeling -- Nowhere to hide when I slipped again.
4. Landscape -- Saga of a boy lost in the spell of inaccessible love.
5. Dream of a Day -- The dream feels so authentic it permeates into awakened life.
6. Victim of Disguise -- Reflections on logic, passion and protocol.
7. Invisible Child -- We leave parts of ourselves behind.
8. Your Face -- An encounter with a face already known in visions of the heart.
9. Loved by You -- From the heart of the observer.
10. Parallel Motion -- Time/the tao of moving in it side by side.
11. Hold On -- Song to a troubled friend.
12. Rain -- Perfect, stunning, numbing loss.

She's recorded with: Joey Ramone, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Dana and Karen Kletter, David Byrne, Gabrielle Roth, Iggy Pop, Arthur Russell, Daisann McLane, John Sherman, Steven Hall, Jonathan Best, Milton, and Milagro Saints.