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Peter Rowan Discography

Peter Rowan was born in Boston, MA in 1942. He joined The Mother Bay State Entertainers in 1963 and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in 1964, staying with the group until 1967. He formed Earth Opera with David Grisman in 1968. Subsequent groups were Seatrain (1971-73) and Muleskinner (1973). Also during the early 1970's he recorded and toured with his brothers. In 1973 he was a member of Old & In The Way with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, John Kahn and Vassar Clements. Further collaborations with his brothers followed in the mid-1970's.

His first solo LP was released in 1978. Since that date he has released a series of solo, duo and group albums under his own name and his instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills have contributed to many other performers releases.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome




Related discography pages:

Peter Rowan compositions
Songs recorded by Peter Rowan
Covers of Peter Rowan songs

Old and In The Way
Earth Opera
Seatrain


Sections of this page: Albums/singles | On various artist comps | Playing on other recordings | Miscellaneous

Solo, group leader or co-leader releases: albums, singles

info Earth Opera, Earth Opera, 1968
no info Single (Close Your Eyes And Shut The Door / Dreamless), Earth Opera, 1968 (UK)
info The Great American Eagle Tragedy, Earth Opera, 1969
no info Single (American Eagle Tragedy/When You Were Full Of Wonder), Earth Opera, 1969
no info Single (Home To You / Alfie Finney), Earth Opera, 1969
info Seatrain, Seatrain, 1970
no info Single (13 Questions / Oh My Love - Sally Goodin'!), Seatrain, 1970, Capitol 3067
no info Single (Song Of Job / Waiting For Elijah), Seatrain, 1970, Capitol 3140
info The Marblehead Messenger, Seatrain, 1971
no info Single (Marblehead Messenger / Despair Tire), Seatrain, 1971
no info Single (How Sweet Thy Song / Gramercy), Seatrain, 1972
no info Single (I'm Willin' / Broken Morning), Seatrain, 1972
info Watch, Seatrain, 1973
no info Single (Pack Of Fools / Abbeville Fair), Seatrain, 1973 (promo)
no info Single (Flute Thing / Freedom Is The Reason), Seatrain, 1973
info Muleskinner: A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam, Muleskinner, 1974
info The Rowans, The Rowans, 1975
info Old and In the Way, Old and In the Way, 1975
info Sibling Rivalry, The Rowans, 1976
info Jubilation, The Rowans, 1977
info Peter Rowan, Peter Rowan, 1978
info Bluegrass Album, Rowan & Greene & the Red Hot Peppers, 1979
info Hiroshima Mon Amour, Peter Rowan, 1979
info Medicine Trail, Peter Rowan, 1980
info Texican Badman, Peter Rowan, 1980
info Peter Rowan & The Wild Stallions, Peter Rowan and the Wild Stallions, 1982
info The Walls of Time, Peter Rowan, 1982
info Peter Rowan With The Red Hot Pickers, Peter Rowan, 1984
no info Live Rockin' Tex-Mex, Flaco Jiminez and Peter Rowan, 1984
no info Single (Open Up Your Heart / Riding High In Texas), Flaco Jimenez Y Su Conjunto & Peter Rowan, 1985
info The First Whippoorwill, Peter Rowan, 1985
info T For Texas, Peter Rowan, 1985
info San Antonio Sound, Flaco Jimenez y su conjunto Peter Rowan, 1985
info Revelry, Peter Rowan, Tex Logan and Greg Douglas, 1986?
info Rowan, Keith & Rooney, Peter Rowan, Bill Keith and Jim Rooney, 1986
info New Moon Rising, Peter Rowan & The Nashville Bluegrass Band, 1988
info Dust Bowl Children, Peter Rowan, 1990
info All On A Rising Day, Peter Rowan, 1993
info Awake Me In The New World, Peter Rowan, 1993
info Tree On A Hill, Peter Rowan and the Rowan Brothers, 1994
info Muleskinner Live, Muleskinner, 1994
info That High Lonesome Sound, Old And In The Way, 1996
info Yonder, Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas, 1996
info Bluegrass Boy, Peter Rowan, 1996
info Breakdown, Old And In The Way, 1997
info New Freedom Bell, Druha Trava and Peter Rowan, 1999
info Reggaebilly, Peter Rowan, 2001
info High Lonesome Cowboy, Don Edwards and Peter Rowan, 2002
info Old & In The Gray, Old & In The Gray, 2002
info Crazy People, The Rowan Brothers, 2003
info You Were There for Me, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, 2004
info Crucial Country, Peter Rowan, 2006
info Quartet, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, 2007
info Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Peter Rowan, 2007
info Old & In The Way: 10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
info The Free Mexican Airforce, Peter Rowan, 2009
info Legacy, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, 2010
info The Old School, Peter Rowan, 2013
info Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013
info Peter Rowan's Twang An' Groove, Vol. 1, Peter Rowan's Twang An' Groove, 2014
info Dharma Blues, Peter Rowan, 2014
info My Aloha!, Peter Rowan, 2017
info Carter Stanley's Eyes, Peter Rowan, 2018

Solo, group leader or co-leader tracks on compilations

info Elektrifying, Various Artists, 1968
info Off, Various Artists, 1968
info Select Elektra, Various Artists, 1968
info Elekterriffic, Various Artists, 1968
info Elektras Best, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1969
info Garden Of Delights, Various Artists, 1971
info Appetizer, Various Artists, 1973
info Sampler For Deadheads (#2 of 3), Old And In The Way / Keith and Donna, 1975
info For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1976 (US)
info For Deadheads, Various Artists, 1976 (UK only)
info The Festival Tapes, Various Artists, 1978
info Tellulive, Various Artists, 1980
info Kerrville Folk Festival 1981a, Various Artists, 1981?
info Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Various Artists, 1985
info Elektrock (The Sixties), Various Artists, 1985
info Down Home, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1986
info Down Home, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1986
info Steal This Disc, Various Artists, 1987
no info The Best Of Seatrain and Marblehead Messenger, Seatrain, 1987, See For Miles SEE 96
info All-Ears Review, Vol. 5: Cowboys, Lost Loves, New Moons, Various Artists, 1987?
info The 2nd Winterhawk Scholarship Album, Various Artists, 1989
info The Legendary Down Home Recordings, Various Artists, 1990
info The Festival Tapes / Tellulive, Various Artists, 1992
info Sugar Plums: Holiday Treats From Sugar Hill, Various Artists, 1993
info The Cream Of New Country, Various Artists, 1993
info 1992 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Incredibly Live, Various Artists, 1994
info Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Sleepytime Songs, Various Artists, 1994
info New Country: September 1994, Various Artists, 1994
info The Acoustic Edge: Great Acoustic Music of the '90s, Various Artists, 1995
info Top of the Hill Bluegrass: The Sugar Hill Collection, Various Artists, 1995
info Folks Live!, Various Artists, 1995
no info That High Lonesome Sound, Various Artists, 1995
info True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, Various Artists, 1996
info Bosstown Sound, 1968: The Music & The Time, Various Artists, 1996
info Hillbilly Fever, Vol 5 - The Best of Country Rock, Various Artists, 1996
info Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 1996
info New Country, Volume 3, Number 6, Various Artists, 1996
info New Country, Volume 3, Number 11, Various Artists, 1996
info Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Steel Rails, Various Artists, 1997
info Legacy: A Tribute to the First Generation of Bluegrass, Various Artists, 1997
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
info KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 1997
info Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf, Various Artists, 1998
info Alive At Twenty Five: Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Silver Anniversary, Various (Peter Rowan), 1998
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1998
info Kerrville Folk Festival: Early Years 1972-1981, Various Artists, 1998
info Reggae Around The World, Various Artists, 1998
info Sacred Voices: An A Capella Gospel Collection, Various Artists, 1999
info Seatrain/The Marblehead Messenger, Seatrain, 1999
info Sugar Hill Snapshots: A Quick Sampling of Sugar Hill Bestsellers, Various Artists, 1999
info Roots, Various Artists, 1999
info Appalachian Stomp: More Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists, 1999
info Choice Picks, Various Artists, 2000
info KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 8, Various Artists, 2000
info The Country-Rockin' Trust Presents: Mystery Train, Various Artists, 2000
info Grateful Dawg Soundtrack, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia / Various Artists, 2001
info Gather at the River: A Bluegrass Celebration, Various Artists, 2001
info Produced by George Martin, Various Artists, 2001
info The Best Of The Boston Sound, Various Artists, 2001
info Tennessee Mountain Home: 23 Bluegrass Gems, Various Artists (Muleskinner), 2002
info Are You Ready For The Country, Various Artists, 2001
info Cool Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass For the Broken-Hearted, Various Artists, 2002
info Cool Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues Rascals and Rapscallions, Various Artists, 2002
info Rough Guide to the Music of the Appalachians, Various Artists, 2002
info Lonesome Valley, Various Artists, 2002
info Blue Grass Roots, Various Artists, 2003
info Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Reflections, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2003
info No Song No Supper: Sugar Hill Singer-Songwriters Dish It Up, Various Artists, 2003
info Fresh Faces At Merlefest 2003, Various Artists, 2003
info Great Stupa, Various Artists, 2003
info Sugar Hill Snapshots: Soak In The Sounds Of Sugar Hill, Various Artists, 2003
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2004
info Merlefest Live! The Best of 2003, Various Artists, 2004
info Earth Opera / Great American Eagle Tragedy, Earth Opera, 2004
info Oh Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Various Artists, 2004
info Western Jubilee: Songs and Stories of the American West, Various Artists, 2004
info From Burbank To The Bay Area, Various Artists, 2005
info Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2005
info Long Live Bluegrass! CMH Records 30th Anniversary, Various Artists, 2005
info 20th Century Bluegrass Masters, Various Artists, 2005
info Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973, Various Artists, 2006
info Rhino Hi-Five: The Rowans, The Rowans, 2006
info Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective, Various Artists, 2006
info Boston Sound 1968 - Revisited, Various Artists, 2006
info Warehouse Tracks: Ten Years, Various Artists, 2007
info Classic Bluegrass Collection, Vols. 1-4, Various Artists, 2007
info Fresh Cut Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2007
info Sinner's Prayer, Various Artists, 2008
info My Favorite Martin, Various Artists, 2008
info Putumayo Presents: Reggae Around the World, Various Artists, 2008
info Changing World: Avalon Rising, Various Artists, 2009
info With Body And Soul: A Bluegrass Tribute to Bill Monroe, Various Artists, 2011
info Happy Birthday Bill Monroe: Dawg Plays Big Mon, David Grisman and various artists, 2011
info Putumayo Presents Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2012
info Cowboy Playground, Various Artists, 2012
info They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration, Various Artists, 2013
info Chill-Out Country, Various Artists, 2013

Playing contributions to other albums, singles and compilation

info String Band Project, Various Artists, 1965
info Bluegrass Time '66, Bill Monroe, 1966
info Ramblin', Richard Greene, 1979
info The Usual Suspects, The Usual Suspects, 1981
info It's All Music, The Usual Suspects, 1982
info Family & Friends, Ricky Skaggs, 1982
info Above Suspicion, The Usual Suspects, 1983
info Home with the Armadillo: Live at Austin City Limits, Gary P. Nunn, 1984
info Country Livin', Rattlesnake Annie, 1986
info Drive, Bela Fleck, 1988
info Flaco's Amigos, Flaco Jimenez, 1988
info Saddle The Wind, Janie Frickie, 1988
info Take You To The Sky, Northern Lights, 1990
info Bluegrass 1959-1969, Bill Monroe, 1991
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
info Blossoms in the Snow, Radhika Miller, 1994
info The Music Of Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, 1994
info Train A Comin', Steve Earle, 1995
info Laughing Waters, Radhika Miller, 1995
info The Greene Fiddler, Richard Greene, 1995
info Frontejas, Tish Hinojosa, 1995
info West of Yesterday, Don Edwards, 1996
info Sales Tax Toddle, Richard Greene & The Grass Is Greener, 1997
info Constant Emotion, Kate MacLeod, 1997
info Alone, Greg Garing, 1997
info Big Red Sun, Mollie O'Brien, 1998
info Receiver, Farmer Not So John, 1998
info My Hero, Don Edwards, 1998
info Domestic Blues, Bap Kennedy, 1998
info Friends of Mine, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1998
info Mountain, Steve Earle & Del McCoury, 1999
info Piece Of Cake, Lubos Malina, 1999
info Yin Yang, Victor Wooten, 1999
info The Best of Flaco Jimenez, Flaco Jimenez, 1999
info Long Haul, Pete Sears, 2000
info Might as Well...The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead, The Persuasions, 2000
info Music From Rancho Deville, Charles Sawtelle, 2001
info Full Circle, Vassar Clements, 2001
info Sunday Silence, Arthur Hancock, 2001?
info Spun, Keller Williams, 2001
info Twilight, Caroline Herring, 2001
info On the Road: July 18, 2002 Columbia MD, String Cheese Incident, 2002
info My Mother's Voice, Kathy Kallick, 2002
info Billy & Bryn Bright, Billy & Bryn Bright, 2002
info Filth & Fire, Mary Gauthier, 2002
info Long Time A Comin': Story So Far, Bap Kennedy, 2002
info Freedom Ride, Drew Emmitt, 2002
info The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, 2002
info Anthology, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Time, Arthur Hancock, 2003
info Hittin' The Trail, Buck Ramsey, 2003
info Now & Then, The Rowan Brothers, 2004
info Reason And Rhyme, Kathy Kallick, 2004
info Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes, James Cotton, 2004
info Sibling Rivalry / Jubilation, The Rowans, 2004
info Well-Oiled Machine, Hot Buttered Rum, 2006
info On The Road: October 8, 2006, Charleston, SC, String Cheese Incident, 2006
info The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia, 2006
info Snake Farm, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 2007
info Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Jerry Douglas, 2007
info King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers, King Wilkie, 2009
info Clear Blue Skies, Roger Len Smith, 2009
info 22nd Welcome Home Jams, MerleFest April 24, 2009, Various Artists, 2009
info Durango, The Coal Porters, 2010
info The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, Various Artists, 2011
info Persuasions Of The Dead: The Grateful Dead Sessions, The Persuasions & Friends, 2011
info The Warner Bros Years, Steve Earle, 2013
info Casosber, Pepa Malina, 2013
info November 30, 2013, Stroudsburg, PA, Railroad Earth, 2013
info Live In Nashville, 1995, Steve Earle, 2014
info Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver, Special Consensus & Friends, 2014
info Plays National Steel, Doug Adamz, 2014
info On The Road: July 31, 2015, Gathering of the Vibes, String Cheese Incident, 2015
info Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, Robert Earl Keen, 2015
info Annie Staninec, Annie Staninec, 2015
info Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics, Lowell Levinger, 2015
info On The Road: Travelogue Summer 2015, String Cheese Incident, 2015
info Couchville Sessions, Darrell Scott, 2016

Playing contributions to other albums on various artist compilations

info Leather Chaps And Lace Petticoats, Various Artists, 1985
info Bluegrass Class Of 90, Various Artists, 1990
info Bluegrass Suspects, Various Artists, 1990
info Bluegrass Breakdown, Various Artists, 1992
info Son Of Rounder Banjo, Various Artists, 1992
info Folk Music At Newport, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1995
info Hand-Picked: 25 Years of Bluegrass on Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info The American Songbook, Various Artists, 1996
info Rig Rock Deluxe: A Musical Salute to the American Truck Drivers, Various Artists, 1996
info Bluegrass Masters, Various Artists, 1996
info Bluegrass Spirit, Various Artists, 1996
info Crossroads: Southern Routes: Music of the American South, Various Artists, 1996
info 20 Years Of Stony Plain, Various Artists, 1996
info Vanguard Collector's Edition, 1997
info Songs Of The Louvin Brothers, Various Artists, 1997
info Songs Of The Stanley Brothers, Various Artists, 1997
info New Country, Volume 4, Number 4, Various Artists, 1997
info Bluegrass Greats, Various Artists, 1997
info You Can Count on Me Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2000
info Newport Folk Festival: Best of Bluegrass 1959-1966, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 2001
info Stony Plain 25, Various Artists, 2001
info Bluegrass Mountain Style, Various Artists, 2002
info Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2002
info Long Journey Home: Bluegrass Songs of the Stanley Brothers, Various Artists, 2002
info The Other Side of the Mountain: Bluegrass, Newgrass and Beyond, Various Artists, 2002
info Gold Rush at Copper Creek, Various Artists, 2002
info Big Bad Love Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2002
info Back Roads to Cold Mountain, Various Artists, 2004
info Bluegrass Today, Various Artists, 2004
info 20 Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2004
info Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2005
info Blockbuster Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2006
info The Rounder Records Story, Various Artists, 2010
info Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, Various Artists, 2012

Miscellaneous albums with a Peter Rowan connection

info Straw Into Gold, Barry and Holly Tashian, 1994
info Good News From Home, Beppe Gambetta, 1995
info Live In L.A., Scotty Stoneman with The Kentucky Colonels, 2003




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