Second Line Music
PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND Tickets
6:00pm, Tue 13 March, 2018
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
Peter Rowan, “The Voice of Bluegrass”, returns to Australia with his Bluegrass Band, featuring Patrick Sauber (banjo, mandolin), Blaine Sprouse (fiddle), and Paul Knight (double bass). "Rowan is one of the greatest and most important of all the bluegrass players. He understands what he calls "the joy" of bluegrass and acoustic music" (Sydney Morning Herald). His beautiful singing is of the classic “high-lonesome” - the defining style of all bluegrass vocalists.
"Rowan is one of the greatest and most important of all the bluegrass players. He understands what he calls "the joy" of bluegrass and acoustic music, and, with wonderful artlessness, he insists that he is coming to Australia to do nothing more than "be a singer of songs and a player of tunes". His admirers know he will be much, much more than that." - Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald
Renowned US Bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Grammy winner, Peter Rowan, "The Voice of Bluegrass", returns to Australia with his Bluegrass Band, featuring Patrick Sauber (banjo, mandolin), Blaine Sprouse (fiddle), and Paul Knight (double bass).
Rowan is a true legend of American Bluegrass, a direct link to the father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, having been lead-singer in Monroe's band in the '60s. Following his time with Monroe went on to be part of such iconic and revolutionary bands as Seatrain, Earth Opera, Muleskinner, and Old & In The Way, with the likes of Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Greene, and Clarence White (from The Byrds).
Since then he has released numerous albums of mostly original songs, and has performed and recorded with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Del McCoury, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Flaco Jimenez, Peter Tosh & many more. Today at the age of 75, he is still touring constantly, writing new songs, and making new recordings, including his latest, 'My Aloha', recorded in Honolulu, with leading Hawaiian musicians, and his next project, a tribute to The Stanley Bros, due for release in early 2018.
Rowan has demonstrated himself to be an artist of unusual depth and imagination, experimenting with other influences, while never losing track of the deep roots and musical purity that are integral to his presence. He is a singer and songwriter without equal, a multi-instrumentalist and accomplished guitarist. His beautiful singing is of the classic "high-lonesome", borrowed by Monroe from the Appalachian ballad singers, and which became the defining style of all bluegrass vocalists. The spirit of Bill Monroe lives on in the old and new music he and his band will bring to Australian audiences on this tour.
All Roads Lead to The Spotted Mallard!
Pre-Sale: Reserved Seats $38 (+b/f)
Pre-sale: General Admission $33 (+b/f)
On the night: $40 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm - Showtime: 8.00pm