The JamBase Podcast: Peter Rowan

Hear to an interview with the bluegrass legend that took location at Higher Sierra Songs Competition.

By Group JamBase Jul 14, 2022 1:23 pm PDT

Episode 133 of The JamBase Podcast, a associate of the Osiris Media Network, features an interview with Peter Rowan. JamBase’s Nate Todd spoke with the bluegrass legend about his lately unveiled album, Calling You From My Mountain, and a lot additional.

The interview with Peter Rowan took position at the 2022 Large Sierra Music Competition. Peter was new on the heels of accomplishing Outdated & In The Way with Railroad Earth. Rowan discussed what it was like sharing the beloved collection of music — just a handful of days ahead of his 80th birthday — that includes quite a few of his basic tunes which includes “Midnight Moonlight,” “Panama Red” and “Land Of The Navajo” as very well as how the Previous & In The Way collaboration with RRE came about.

Peter also spoke in-depth about his fantastic new album, Calling You From My Mountain, significantly of which he recorded with his ace band in the St. Paul/Minneapolis place. Rowan touched on how the album progressed from a tribute to Hanks Williams Sings Luke The Drifter to an LP coloured by the pandemic as nicely as other existing occasions influencing the environment right now. The title track, “From My Mountain (Contacting You),” influenced by his friendship with ​​Tibetan singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, served as a beginning position for the new set of songs as perfectly as a metaphor for the isolation of the pandemic but also a new variety of connectedness that arose from it.

“From My Mountain (Contacting You)” attributes Molly Tuttle and Lindsay Lou. Peter spoke about how the singers served to craft the song’s gorgeous vocal arrangement. On top of that, Rowan talked performing with guitarist Billy Strings on two of the album’s tracks, “A Successful Hand” and “Freedom Trilogy,” as well as a new guitar Billy made use of on the file which shared a connection with Peter’s Aged & In The Way bandmate Jerry Garcia.

Rowan also gave a rundown of some of his upcoming performances as very well as how the new materials is fitting into his live sets. The conversation concludes with Peter detailing a track on the album, “The Red, The White And The Blue,” which carries an anti-war information, and how it relates to its companion music “Light At The Close Of The Globe.”

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