Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band on Woodsongs

Peter Rowan and his bluegrass band – which we profiled during IBMA week – was a recent guest on the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. They performed selections from the new album, Legacy, from the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.

Rowan, celebrated songwriter and vocalist famous for his work with Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and others, is joined in this new venture by Jody Stetcher on mandolin, Keith Little on banjo and Paul Knight on bass.

In addition to airing live each Monday evening from Lexington, KY, Woodsongs also is available as streaming video with archives maintained online. Pete also speaks at length with host Michael Jonathon about his life and music.

You can watch the video from this program, which also features Raymond McLain, new director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, below (click to activate player).

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.