Peter Rowan has been one of the most influential singers and songwriters in contemporary bluegrass for over four decades. A musical experimenter, he has blurred the boundaries between old-time country, folk, reggae, blues and rock styles, and has even received some notoriety recently on the jam band circuit. Peter has played with everyone from Bill Monroe to Jerry Garcia, and his recent collaboration with guitarist Tony Rice has brought him renewed critical acclaim.
The fifteen original songs in this book form a thread through Peter Rowan's musical life. They range from love songs to social commentary, dreamlike inspirational tunes to his signature bluegrass-tinged showstoppers. All the songs are gems. You'll enjoy playing and singing them for years to come.
The book includes tablature (when appropriate), chord shapes and complete lead sheets so you can play the song the way Peter does. You'll also find separate lyric sheets, a complete discography and poetic tributes to this wonderful American artist.
As a bonus, Peter has recorded a CD on which he demonstrates each song and, in his distinctive and inspiring manner, provides musical pointers and insights into its background.
Panama Red; Bluegrass Boy; High Lonesome Sound; Midnight Moonlight; Pulling the Devil by the Tail; Wild Geese Cry Again; Ruby Ridge; Before the Streets Were Paved; Electric Blanket; On the Wings of Horses; I Dreamed of a Home; Faith, Love and Devotion; Let the Harvest Go to Seed; Fetch Wood, Carry Water; Dust Bowl Children.