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Peter Rowan


Alberta Rose Theatre (map) Northeast
Thu., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Alberta Rose Theater

Peter Rowan is a legend of roots music; the Massachusetts native has been a pioneering force in bluegrass and Americana for more than 50 years. He's a Grammy winner, a renowned songwriter, and a tireless bandleader whose adventurous spirit—from his newgrass work in the 1970s to more recent explorations of reggae and rockabilly—flies in the face of the place he started: traditional bluegrass. So Rowan doesn't need to ride anyone's coattails, but it's still interesting to note that he's one of a very few musicians who played with both the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, and the furry face of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. Rowan joined Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1965 before going solo, and in the early '70s, he teamed with Garcia in the influential bluegrass supergroup Old and in the Way. Monroe and Garcia are long gone, but Rowan rolls along. BEN SALMON

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

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  • Thu., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. 2014
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