These artists appearing at Festival 2018
Peter Rowan Band USA
Renowned US Bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist, 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, with a history dating from 1964 and his role as lead-singer/guitarist with the father of Bluegrass, the late Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys. He then went on to form the revolutionary Folk/Rock band, Seatrain, which recorded two albums in the UK, produced by Beatles producer, George Martin. He left Seatrain to team up with David Grisman, Richard Greene, Bill Keith, & Clarence White (from The Byrds) in bluegrass supergroup, Muleskinner.
He and Grisman moved on to form Old & In The Way with Jerry Garcia and Vassar Clements. Since then Rowan has released numerous albums of mostly original songs, is a Grammy Award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, and has performed and recorded with the likes of 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, and many more.
Today at the age of 75, he is still touring constantly, writing new songs, 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.