Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band featuring Yungchen Lhamo
Saturday, Nov 9th, 2013
Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a bluegrass singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, and following his stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia and subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of dyed-in-the wool traditional players with over 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist Peter Rowan are Jody Stecher, mandolin; Keith Little, banjo; and Paul Knight, bass. The ensemble has graced the stages of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rothbury and numerous other festivals, entertaining audiences with original songs executed in vibrant harmony.
Since her 1989 pilgrimage on foot from her beloved homeland of Tibet, Yungchen Lhamo has emerged as the world's leading Tibetan vocalist. From the quays of Sydney, Australia to the spotlight of New York's Carnegie Hall, her haunting a cappella performances have enchanted audiences in more than 70 countries and garnered critical praise worldwide. Following the 1995 release of her breakthrough album, Tibetan Prayer, which won the ARIA Award, Yungchen Lhamo was signed to Peter Gabriel's prestigious Real World Records label. Yungchen has collaborated with luminaries such as Natalie Merchant, on her platinum-selling Ophelia, as well as with Peter Glass, Annie Lennow, Michael Stipe, Billy Corgan and Sheryl Crow.
Here is Peter Rowan showcasing his "Old School" sound.