Peter Rowan – Howlin’ at the Moon

PR1   Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Richard Greene, Clarence White, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, and countless others all have Peter Rowan in common. It is said that he was born with a guitar in his hands, which must have been uncomfortable for his mom, but lucky for his soon to follow brothers.

pr0wen2   When I Was A Cowboy

He’s a fixture, shining brightly, at every festival and has been for years immemorial. He can’t play a bad set. His songs touch bottom in the deepest places. He’s smiling, warm, and, at this point, downright avuncular, or whatever the grandfatherly equivalent is.

prstaythirsty   Stay thirsty, my friends.

The Free Mexican Airforce

He’s the kind of guy who brings his guitar everywhere and, also, brings his own campfire, with the sound of the river off in the darkness. We get to sit around, occasionally joining in, and enjoy the trips he takes us on. Old timey, bluegrass, newgrass, tejano, reggae, rock and roll. His old friends are ours. He’s sharing his stories and his moments and his and ours are all getting mixed together. He follows a trail he’ll continue on until all that is left is a cloud of dust and a faint, Hi Ho, Silver.

peteR4   Midnight Moonlight

So many songs, so many performances, so many records, so much great feeling. And, don’t forget the yodeling.

pRowan6   Before All The Streets Were Paved




About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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One Response to Peter Rowan – Howlin’ at the Moon

  1. I do love that Rowan music! What a range, what a ranger, never a stranger.

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