* Bluegrass Music News,
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Peter Rowan signs with Compass Records, Alison Brown to produce new album.
Compass Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Peter Rowan, the famed bluegrass singer-songwriter, GRAMMY Award winner and five-time GRAMMY Award nominee. Work will soon begin on a new release from the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band with Alison Brown, GRAMMY Award-winning banjoist and Compass Records co-founder, producing. Rowan’s career has spanned over five decades, from his early years playing under bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, to his ground-breaking stint with Jerry Garcia in Old & In the Way and his subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader.
Through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects and constant touring, he has a devoted international fanbase, including Compass Records’ co-founders Alison Brown & Garry West. Brown says "I can’t think of another person in bluegrass with such a varied history: Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Seatrain, Old & In the Way, not to mention the breadth of the solo material he’s written and recorded. We’re excited to have Peter as part of the Compass family, and with this new record I’m really excited to be working with Peter to shine a light on his bluegrass roots." The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band includes Rowan (guitar, vocals), Keith Little (banjo, vocals), Paul Knight (bass, vocals) and Jody Stecher (mandolin, vocals).
April 24 -
The Station InnNashville, TN
April 28 - Music City Roots
April 30 - May 1 - Merlefest
May 8 - Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
*as a guest with Poor Man’s Whiskey
May 21 - 24 - Fur Peace Ranch
May 27 - Harrisburg Midtown Art Center
For Peter Rowan’s complete list of tour dates, click here.