Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee, and 2015 IBMA Award winner for Recorded Event of the Year, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
Rowan has been involved in a number of rock, folk and bluegrass projects, including Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner, and the Rowans, where he played alongside brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan. Rowan then teamed with David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and John Kahn to form a bluegrass band christened Old & In the Way. It was during this time that Rowan penned the song “Panama Red,” a subsequent hit for the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a classic ever since.
Rowan subsequently embarked on a well-received solo career, releasing critically acclaimed records and collaborating with celebrated musicians including ace dobro player Jerry Douglas, Don Edwards, Norman Blake, and the phenomenal Tony Rice. Following on the heels of the celebrated album Crucial Country: Live at Telluride, Peter recorded his second album for Compass entitled Old School with members of the current Bluegrass Band plus Chris Henry, Michael Cleveland, Bryan Sutton, Ronnie, Robbie and Del McCoury and more.
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