Peter Rowan

Equally adept at playing guitar and mandolin, and at singing and yodeling, Wayland, MA native Peter Rowan is best known as a local king of bluegrass, since he first joined Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys in the mid-’60s. But he’s been involved with many styles of music, from Tex-Mex with The Cupids to folk-rock with Earth Opera and a mix of blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical in Seatrain. He played full-out bluegrass with his brothers Chris and Lorin as The Rowan Brothers, and did more of the same with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements and John Kahn in Old & In The Way, for whom he wrote the standard “Panama Red.” His most recent albums are Crucial Country (2006) and Quartet (2007).
(Ed Symkus)

Published on December 28, 2012