FARMINGTON — A family that tours together stays together.

Or, at least that's what the Lowe Family seems to believe.

Displaying its various talents, the family travels the world putting on variety shows. The travels have now brought the Lowes to New Mexico.

The Lowe Family will be performing on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. The performance is part of the Silhouette Series, which consists of 22 shows ranging from plays to concerts.

Although all the children are now adults and starting lives of their own, the show brings them together and allows them to travel together.

Linann Easley, the director of the Henderson Fine Arts Center, described the Lowes as "an incredibly large, talented family."

The family has a show in Branson, Mo., most of the year, Easley said. But, during they winter, they pack up their kids and instruments and tour.

Although they both came from a musical background the parents, Robert and LeeAndra Lowe, did not originally plan on turning their family into musical touring group. In fact, for the first 25 years of their marriage, Robert focused on his real estate and property management company.

The couple raised their children with a passion for music, however. Kendra Lowe began playing violin before she turned 3 and was performing with the Utah Symphony at age 6.

Doug and Kayli Lowe both write songs and recently won the CMT Nashville Songwriters Contest with two of their songs "Billboard Girl" and "Let Me Cry.


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In addition to Kendra, Doug and Kayli, Robert and LeeAndra have four other daughters ĂŠKara, Kami, Korrine and Kysha.

The nine family members sing, play various instruments, and dance.

The talent extends over a couple of generations. Grandmother Barbara Lowe started her musical career as a six-year-old and played solos for small groups in Utah by the time she was 8.

Touring has taken the Lowes to Europe, Canada, Latin America and China.

Easley said the variety show provides an opportunity to experience a "wholesome family night."

The show tends to be high-energy and fast-paced. It includes a blend of classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, old-time favorites, gospel and many more types of music and dances.

"There's nothing like live music," Easley said.

She added that seeing performances live gives people an opportunity to interact with the artists and it's fun for kids.

Silhouette is the college's performing arts series, Easley said. She said the college brings in touring groups as well as showcasing some of the local talent. In addition to the Lowe Family performance, the Silhouette series will also be showing the college's spring theater production "You Can't Take It With You" this weekend.

Easley said the series started in September and will continue through May 10.

Tickets to see the Lowe Family are $20 for adults, $18 for students, $15 for seniors and $12 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the San Juan College Box Office or online at www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For more information, call the Box Office at 505-566-3430.

Hannah Grover may be reached at hgrover@daily-times.com; 564-4652. Follow her on Twitter @hmgrover