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Peter Rowan

Born in Boston, Peter Rowan grew up in Wayland. He was part of the Cambridge folk bloom an performed at the Club 47 with the Sea Train, and studied Thoreau and the Transcendentalists in Concord.

Rowan joined up as one of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass boys in `74, he formed Earth Opera with Dave Grisman in 67, and was Old and In The Way with Grisman, Jerry Garcia, and Vassar Clements and played lots of Tex Music with Flaco Jimenez. He was nominated for Grammy's in `88 and `91, and won a NAIRD award for best folk album in `89 for Dust Bowl Children.

Peter Rowan wrote such memorable songs as "Panama Red," "In the Land of the Navajo," "Free Mexican Air Force," and "Midnight Moonlight."

He released two albums in 96: "Bluegrass Boy" on Sugarhill and another with Jerry Douglass.

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