Grammy-award winner and member of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 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 (with, among others Jerry Garcia) and his breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
The late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s saw Rowan involved in a number of rock, folk and bluegrass projects including Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner and The Rowans alongside brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan. After the Rowan Brothers disbanded, Peter, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and John Kahn formed a bluegrass band christened Old & In The Way. It was during this incarnation that Rowan penned the song Panama Red a subsequent hit for the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a classic ever since.
A critically acclaimed solo career has seen him release records such as Dustbowl Children, Yonder, The First Whippoorwill and Bluegrass Boy as well as High Lonesome Cowboy – a recording of traditional and old-time mountain music with Don Edwards and Norman Blake.
Recent years has seen him release music with stellar bluegrass label Rebel with his second Rebel release Calling You From My Mountain receiving a 2022 Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.
Peter also maintains a relentless touring schedule, performing internationally as a solo singer-songwriter while playing with 4 bands stateside: The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (a quintet featuring Keith Little, Chris Henry, Blaine Sprouse and Paul Knight); Big Twang Theory and its Texas Cousin Twang n Groove and rock bands The Free Mexican Air Force and Peter Rowan Walls of Time.