My buddy Joey has a great music blog, right here, you can check out some interesting music. He requested Peter Rowan be posted over here and I am doing it because I’m hoping he adds Its Great To Be Alive to his blogroll!
Peter Rowans career, spanning over 40 years is pretty diverse. He got his start as a Bluegrass Boy in the 60’s in his early twenties. He wrote some songs with Bill, played with him all over the country, including the Carnegie Hall. One time Peter was telling me about what an experience it was playing with Bill at Carnegie when his was tripping on acid and the theater turned into the Taj Mahal.
I will post a few different shows from over his career, playing bluegrass, country, raggae and solo singer songwriter stuff. You can grab the RSS feed or get updates via email, because you wont want to miss any of it.
On this recording the mutual respect Peter and Tony have for each other is evident. Bryn and Billy, who were married at the time, are also terrific musicians. They take “Cold Rain and Snow” to some new territory, which you can listen to here, stretching it over ten minutes. And the solo Tony Rice takes on “Midnight Moonlight” is remarkable. You can see why they call him The Maestro!
Peter Rowan & Tony Rice – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC – March 17, 2000
Peter Rowan: Guitar, Mandolin, Mandola
Tony Rice: Guitar
Billy Bright: Mandolin
Bryn Davies: Bass
1. Dust Bowl Children
3. Hobo Song
4. Panama Red (w/Freight Train and Wildwood Flower)
5. Jerusalem Ridge
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky >
7. Walls Of Time
1. Trail Of Tears (Peter Solo)
2. The Blue Yodeler (Peter Solo)
3. Shenandoah (Tony Solo)
4. No Woman, No Cry
5. Pulling The Devil By The Tail
6. Cold Rain & Snow
7. Band Intros
8. Midnight Moonlight
10. Pete’s Camp Howdy Rap
11. Free Mexican Airforce
12. Angel Island