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    Peter Rowan Columbus

    Peter RowanPeter Rowan 2 Woodlands Tavern Columbus OH September 16 2015 by Jack Jolieri from Rubix Wheel

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    Robert A. Daniel,  “We recently saw Peter Rowan at the City Winery in Nashville. It was a great show by one I consider a national treasure. You owe it to yourself to go see him.” Peter Rowan has been one of my favorite artists for a long time.  I saw him a couple times in the late ’90’s at Teluride Bluegrass Fest in CO and then in Columbus with Tony Rice in the Early 2000’s.  I’m a huge fan of his voice and songwriting skills. He opened the show with Dustbowl Children, a great song with the message that we are all Dusbowl Children.  He wore a large hat and had a bassist out of the spotlight accompaning him.  What a treat to see him in such an intimate venue. Dharma Blues was another highlight of the set.  He told a story about a place in India where he got the idea for Dharma Blues.  The encore was one of my favorites, Midnight Moonlight, a little song he wrote and played with Old and In the Way, a band Jerry Garcia and David Grisman were part of.  It’s also a song I sing in my own repertoire. Peter has continued as a successful solo artist before and after Old and in the Way.  Even though most people know him for the formerly mentioned band, he was in a band before it with Bill Monroe and many bands after it. Rowan is a Grammy award winner and a six time nominee.  He is a true American treasure.  Rowan is a uniquely talented performer who still puts on great shows and tours the nation.  He is someone I look admire, and he has a wit about him that is playful, sarcastic, and funny at the same time.

    Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band – Righteous Pathway & Goodbye Old Pal (Merlefest 2015)

    Setlist

      1. Dust Bowl ChildrenRowan
      2. Cold Rain and Snow
      3. The Free Mexican Air Force
      4. Dharma Blues
      5. Vulture Peak
      6. Wisdom Woman
      7. Walls of Time
      8. Land of the Navajo
      1. Encore:   Let the Harvest Go to Seed
      2. Doc Watson Morning
      3. Midnight Moonlight

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