Here is a trailer from the completed documentary – The Tao of Bluegrass – A Portrait of Peter Rowan DVD.
The film was accepted to the Mill Valley Film Festival and the screening was in OCT 2013 – Great fun to see film before a sold out show!
Considered a cult figure among current and progressive bluegrass fans, Rowan has indulged in, led or participated in a vast and impressive array of bands, musical collaborations, studio recordings, tours, workshops and festivals since breaking onto the scene in 1964 as guitarist and lead singer with Bill Monroe.
Peter is a one of a kind singer with an astonishing vocal range and an instantly recognizable voice.
In the upcoming 2012 documentary, The Tao of Bluegrass, we will weave together what Peter learned from Bill Monroe and how the spiritual side of Peter has created space to absorb other cultures creating new sounds. Musicians he has played with over the years will be talking about his talent for songwriting, singing and guitar playing.
Also throughout the documentary geographical locations that have inspired many of Peter’s songs will be highlighted.
Interviews for the film include:
|Vassar Clements||Tony Rice|
|Billy Bright||Sally Truitt- Planet Bluegrass|
|Sandy Monroe||Chris and Lorin Rowan|
|Manose- Nepali flute player||Rimpoche|
|Fully Fullerton||Tony Chin|
|Drew Emmitt||Hot Buttered Rum Bluegrass Band|
|Richard Greene||Laurie Lewis|
|Ricky Skaggs||Steve Earle|
|Tim O’Brien||Wavy Gravy|
|Alison Krauss||Jerry Douglas|
|Sharon Gilchrist||David Grisman|
|Sam Bush||Bryn Davies|
|David Rawlings||Jack Casady|
|Jody Stecher||Larry Atamanuik|