Buddhism & Bluegrass: Peter Rowan Interview with Terry Gross


NPR’s Terry Gross interviewed Peter Rowan on her Fresh Air radio program the day before Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful hourlong audio podcast that divulges the heartfelt persona of Peter Rowan. The interview includes several songs that were played live by the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band from the studio, showcasing the beautiful harmonies of the four voices in the band. There are also references to playing bluegrass with Jerry Garcia. Included is a reference to Jerry’s Buddhist comment about what happens to the live music Old & In The Way had just played at a show in the 1970s.

Peter Rowan along with his Bluegrass Band will join Jesse McReynolds, Garret McReynolds, Steve Thomas and David Nelson & Friends at the Fillmore in San Francisco for The Wheel – a tribute to the music of Jerry Garcia on Saturday, December 4, 2010. You are invited to join the Rex Foundation at this event, which will help continue the effort to provide grassroots funding.