Peter Rowan
Peter Rowan
  • country:USA
  • style(s):Bluegrass, Acoustic
  • label:Rounder
  • artist posted by:Strada Music LLP


Grammy award winning American bluegrass star Peter was immersed in blues and bluegrass from an early age. He played rhythm guitar for bluegrass legend Bill Monroe during the late 60s before forming the folk-rock band Earth Opera with mandolinist David Grisman to support the Doors.
In the early 70s he fronted the George Martin-produced outfit Seatrain, before recording the album, Old & In The Way, with the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia.
In 1974 he founded the bluegrass band Muleskinner with Grisman, former Byrds man Clarence White and fiddler Richard Greene, and played on and off with his siblings Chris and Lorin as The Rowan Brothers.
After stints in the bands Mexican Airforce and Wild Stallions, he released his most intimate work, the album Dust Bowl Children, and in 1993 recorded a concept album with his brothers, Awake Me In The New World. They continued to play as the Rowan Brothers on the follow-up, Tree On A Hill.
In 1996, he came full-circle on his solo release Bluegrass Boy, a homage to his late mentor Bill Monroe, who told him:
"You can try to get away from bluegrass, but it will always call you back."
His CD, Quartet (with Tony Rice) was released in Europe on Rounder Records Spring 2007.