Jean Dowell was born in Union Grove, NC, a hotbed for old time music. Jeans father and other relatives played the old time music, which gave Jean a thirst for this genre of music.
A stand out basketball player, Jean’s career was as a physical educator and coach. She was the women’s basketball coach at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati for 24 years. She is in several halls of Fame including the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jean released an album with Mike Oberst of The Tillers.
Upon retirement, Jean began to sing and play music. She released an album with Mike Oberst of The Tillers, A Place Way Back in Time, in 2016. All 19 tracks were written by Jean.