Peter Rowan – Calling You From My Mountain

The bluegrass legend is back in the saddle with a new band and is as wild and sharp as ever.

Calling You From My Mountain finds Peter Rowan rediscovering himself and having a ball. You can just tell that he’s so eager to get back on a stage and behind a microphone again, now that the lockdown is behind us. There’s an addictive sense of fun and joy that radiates throughout every single track on this album, even in its more somber moments. This passion for playing courses through the veins of this record, keeping it fresh and lively.

The former Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boy plays with both lightning speed and tender agility, giving his backing band (and special guests, including Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, amongst others) a run for their money. Traces of everything from his jazz improv days to his jams with Old and In The Way come through in his virtuosic musicianship, as he spars off against banjos, mandolins and fiddles. This interplay is endlessly fascinating to listen to, to say the very least.

Fans of acoustic Jerry Garcia, Margo Price and any legit bluegrass artist worth their salt would find a great deal to love about this album. Click here to buy the album on CD or here to get it digitally.

-KH


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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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