Win FREE Tickets to Peter Rowan @ the Hangar on Sunday

November 26th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Bluegrass fans may know him best as the former guitarist and vocalist with the legendary Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys, and more recently with the bluegrass guitar phenom Tony Rice.

Classic rock fans know him from his stints with such groundbreaking ’60s bands as Earth Opera and Seatrain.

Jam band fans and Deadheads know him from his tenure in Old & in the Way with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Vassar Clements. And let’s not forget that he also wrote the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s anthemic “Panama Red.”

And at 8pm on Sunday evening (December 1), the masterful Peter Rowan will take the stage at the oh so funky-but-chic, intimate, new Troy hotspot the Hangar. The concert is presented by the Ale House.

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Rice & Rowan Return

October 21st, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

This announcement slipped out just a bit too late to include in yesterday’s “Comin’ Soon…” roundup of upcoming concerts. So here it is:

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is hosting a concert by Peter Rowan and Tony Rice at 8:30pm on Friday, December 10. Doors open at 8pm. Reserved seat tix are $35 and $45; general admission standing room tix are $25. Tix are currently available online here.

Related story: Concert review from The Egg, 2009

LIVE: Peter Rowan & Tony Rice @ The Egg, 10/4/09

October 7th, 2009, 1:56 pm by Greg

They’re two great musicians who are deeply rooted in bluegrass, but have taken the musical roads less travelled and stretch far beyond the traditional paths.

And while Peter Rowan and Tony Rice are legendary within their circle of fans, they’ve both also seen better days. Rowan is 67 years old now, and Rice is 58 – although he looks about twice that old.

With no backing musicians to support them, the acoustic duo – just two guitars and Rowan’s voice – was a little shakey at the start, and they weren’t always in sync.

Go here to read my review in the Times Union.

Here are some additional thoughts on the evening:

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Comin’ soon…

August 12th, 2009, 1:55 pm by Greg

Rory Block

Rory Block

Grateful Dead concert re-creationists the Dark Star Orchestra step into the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Friday, November 6. (Which means that Nov. 6 is shaping up as a battle of the tribute bands – with Beatles homage combo 1964 The Tribute at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall going head-to-head with DSO.)

While Dark Star Orchestra have climbed up the ladder from clubs to concert halls, second generation reggae star Ziggy Marley is headed in the other direction – at least for a fall tour that includes a stop at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15. Just earlier this summer Marley was co-headlining SPAC with 311.

Also at Northern Lights, a thoroughly smashing show with Five Finger Death Punch, 2 Cents, OTEP, Shadows Fall and Burning Human (meaning double duty for drummer Jason Bittner) on Tuesday, October 6. Tix go on sale at 10am Saturday, August 15.

New shows on the upcoming calendar at The Egg in Albany include the new acoustic music of Peter Rowan and Tony Rice (Sunday, October 4), the reunion of Nippertown Celtic trio Donnybrook Fair (Thursday, March 11) and blues greats Johnny Winter and James Cotton (Friday, April 16).

A place where music-meets-dogs!: Blues queen Rory Block is playing a benefit concert for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society at St. James Church in Chatham on Friday, September 18.

Saxman Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe explodes at Revolution Hall in Troy on Thursday, October 29.

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