Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Always a maverick in bluegrass circles, Rowan is an unassailable master of mandolin and guitar, and his high, wailing tenor has a rough, yodeling edge, owing much to old-time country singers like Jimmie Rodgers. Rowan's re... more »
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Always a maverick in bluegrass circles, Rowan is an unassailable master of mandolin and guitar, and his high, wailing tenor has a rough, yodeling edge, owing much to old-time country singers like Jimmie Rodgers. Rowan's restlessness pulled him from bluegrass into rock & roll in the '60s and then to participate in the landmark Old and in the Way, as well as other progressive bluegrass outfits. This recent effort is a return to form and roots, a tribute to his early mentor Bill Monroe: It's his most consistent solo effort, a moment when his energy, commitment to original material, and arrangements--supported by leading lights Laurie Lewis, Del McCoury, and Richard Greene--all come together. --Roy Francis Kasten
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This is the real thing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never been what you call a blugrass fan (maby I'm still not) but this artist has gotten me hooked. Last week I was driving up route 71 in North Carolina - I'm from NJ - and while scanning the am stations i came across this great song "wild geese cry again" and i became hooked. Pulled over and wrote the title down, came here and searched. I am now one happy pup. This song is a classic. Buy you WILL enjoy!"
Straight up bluegrass
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Its good but dont expect anything but bluegrass. Peter Rowan usually shakes things up a bit, whether its his debut self titled album (which has a southwestern feel and is pretty laid back) or his 1982 bluegrass album "Walls of Time" (in which he incorporates some great country and pop music ideas into original and trad songs) or that stupid (to me) reggae-billy bull he did later in his career. Just wanted to let you know that this album is a tradish sounding bluegrass album. Still, all the songs are penned by Rowan, so thats pretty cool."
This gets 5 stars
Eric T. Dean | Hamden, CT United States | 09/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"for "Wild Geese Cry Again" alone (and the rest of the CD is pretty good, too):I hear drumbeats on the watchtower
My long journey's at an end
Autumn leaves blow on the border
I hear wild geese cry again.Wow. This is pure poetry/Bluegrass mastery from some old hands. Check out in particular the fiddle of Richard Greene."