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!

Peter Rowan

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