Friday, May 25, 2007
Peter Rowan really made his name in the early 70's playing with (Grateful Dead singer/guitarist) Jerry Garcia in a bluegrass band called Old And In The Way, but he's also had quite a few of his own acclaimed folk songs, and he even spent some time in the 70's playing with the founder of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. For this show, Peter Rowan was unaccompanied by a band, so the focus was on his outstanding voice, song-writing and story-telling. Highlights of Rowan's 2-set show were the usual "Panama Red", "Walls of Time", "Free Mexican Air Force", "Land of the Navajo", "Hobo Song" and "Midnight Moonlight". In between were plenty of other tales from the American frontier, as well as a few sarcastic, politically-inspired songs with refrains like "My God is better than Your God" and "Choppin down trees for Jesus".
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