Peter Rowan (photo: Tim Benko)
Following the EBB posts in May and July 2012, thanks to Al Evers of A Train Entertainment for further news on Peter Rowan (USA), and especially the tour that he will be playing in Italy, France, and the Czech Republic in November 2012.
Peter is in the Compass Records studio recording his second album for Compass with his current band (Keith Little, Paul Knight, Mike Witcher) plus the Travelin' McCourys including fiddler Jason Carter; other sessions included Chris Henry on mandolin and Michael Cleveland on fiddle. A highlight so far has been Bobby Osborne and Jesse McReynolds singing two Rowan originals, 'My Saviour is calling me' and 'Mountain man's dream'. It is hoped that Del McCoury will be able to take part in the recording, with plans for a spring 2013 release.
Peter is looking forward to his coming dates in Europe:
With Red Wine (I):
Wed. 14 Nov. La Maison Musique, Turin (Torino), Italy [note change of date from previous announcements]
Fri. 16 Nov. Bluegrass Party, Teatro Modena, Genoa (Genova), Italy
Sat. 17 Nov. Auditorium, La Roche-sur-Foron [main Aug. festival website], Haute Savoie, France
Sun. 18 Nov. Teatro Amigdala, Trezzo d'Adda, near Milan (Milano), Italy
With Druha Trava (CZ)
Wed. 21 Nov. Nachod, Divadlo dr. Josefa Cizka
Thurs. 22 Nov. Brno, Delnicky dum Lisen
Fri. 23 Nov. Hranice na Morave, Divadlo Stara Strelnice
Sat. 24 Nov. Nove Mesto na Morave, kulturni dum
Sun. 25 Nov. Prague, KC Novodvorská
Update 21 Oct.: More details of the forthcoming Compass album are available in Friday's post by Richard Thompson on Bluegrass Today.