Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 8:00 pm
Peter Rowan “is to country and bluegrass what Willie Nelson is to Country and Western: so deep in the traditions that the music seeps out of his pores” (San Francisco Chronicle). Both a traditionalist and an explorer, Rowan got his start in the 1960s as the lead vocalist and guitarist in Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys.
When roots music became popular and spread from the American South throughout the country, Rowan formed the marquis bluegrass quartet Old and In the Way with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Vassar Clements. His flatpicking style and belted harmonies have become influential ingredients of the bluegrass canon over the last thirty years. Rowan’s performance at Baldwin Auditorium alongside his traditional combo will showcase his mastery of a beloved American art form.