Sunday, 9 October 2011

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - for Europe in 2012

L-r: Keith Little, Michael Witcher, Peter Rowan, Paul Knight (photo: Robert Hakins)

Thanks to Al Evers of A-Train Entertainment for the news that the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (USA), in its latest configuration, is now available for bookings in Europe for the end of August and beginning of September 2012.

The new Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals); Keith Little (banjo, vocals); Paul Knight (bass, vocals); and Michael Witcher (dobro, vocals), replacing Jody Stecher and bringing a youthful dynamism to the band. The PRBB played the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in Ireland (22-25 Sept. 2011); Peter joined them after playing a week in the Czech Republic with Druha Trava.

Legacy, the band's debut recording for Compass Records, was released in September 2010 and earned a 2010 Grammy nomination. Featuring traditional and original compositions, it is produced by Compass owner/recording artist Alison Brown and features special guests Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs, and Del McCoury. It can be bought here.

Festival organisers and promoters in Europe who are interested in booking this exceptional band should contact:

Al Evers
A-Train Entertainment
401 Grand Avenue, Ste. 300
Oakland, CA 94610
tel: +1 510.893.4705
fax: +1 510.893.4807