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Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band!
Vallecito, Ca...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the continuation of our Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band! “The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band was the most popular show last year, and the most requested artists to have back this year,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “Who am I to buck popular opinion? These guys are one of the best bluegrass bands around.” An easy dinner of sliders and pasta salad will be available for purchase (a vegetarian option is available), along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, brownies, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in...
Where: Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Hwy 4, Vallecito
When: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 – 8:00pm. Concertgoers admitted 6:30pm
Tickets $25 advance ($22 Twisted Few wine club members), or $30 at the gate, if available.
Children 12 and under: $10. All proceeds from children’s ticket sales will be directed to supporting music education in local schools.
For more info, or to purchase tickets: 209-736-9080, twistedoak.com/concerts
For questions about featured musicians, contact: Maria Camillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Twisted Oak Winery, contact: Jeff Stai, email@example.com
Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead.
Twisted Oak Winery is located in the foothills of Calaveras County, and specializes in wines made from Mediterranean varieties like Tempranillo, Viognier, and Petite Sirah. Our concert venue, located at the winery in Vallecito, sits on a hilltop that commands a sweeping view of the Sierra Nevada and the surrounding foothills, presided over by a 350-year old California Blue Oak that graces the label of every wine we bottle.
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of outstanding musicians with over 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist Peter Rowan are Keith Little, banjo; Chris Henry, mandolin; Blaine Sprouse, violin; and Paul Knight, bass. The ensemble has graced the stages of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rothbury Australia’s National Folk Festival, and numerous other festivals domestically and abroad, entertaining audiences with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony.
In 2013, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band released their second album “Old School,” in which Peter Rowan delves further into his legacy as one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys with some of the first generation players who really know “the old school” while welcoming younger players considered to be the torchbearers for the future of bluegrass music. The album includes 11 Rowan originals and a rework of “Freedom Riders,” the Civil Rights anthem made popular by Odetta. Featured guests include Del McCoury on the high lonesome “That’s All She Wrote,” Bobby Osborne on a stunning duet called “Stealing My Time,” Jesse McReynolds on the soon to be classic “Mountain Man’s Dream” and Bryan Sutton on the ode to Doc Watson “Doc Watson Morning.” Other guests include the Traveling McCourys, JD Crowe, fiddlers Michael Cleveland, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Spicher, Time Jumpers bassist Dennis Crouch, Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters, Don Rigsby and the members of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Peter Rowan – Guitar, Vocals
GRAMMY-award winner and six-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan is a bluegrass singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, Peter’s stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia and his subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
Keith Little – Banjo, Vocals
A native of the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Keith Little is a nationally acclaimed bluegrass musician, recording artist, and composer. Over a career spanning forty years, Keith has been an important member of many national touring bands (Country Gentlemen, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Lonesome Standard Time), and has performed on the GRAMMY award winning recordings “The Grass Is Blue” and “Little Sparrow” by Dolly Parton, and “Another Country” by the Chieftains. An amazing vocalist, Keith appears regularly with duo partner Jim Nunally, and is also a featured member of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience.
Paul Knight – Bass, Vocals
Paul Knight has been playing with Peter Rowan in various configurations for over 15 years. His driving acoustic bass has been part of recordings and live performances with a wide range of musicians including Jim Lauderdale, Laurie Lewis, and Crooked Jades, Paul is host to his own music series, Paul Knight & Friends, in his hometown of Pt. Reyes Station, CA. Several projects & bands have emerged from these shows including The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chris Henry - Mandolin
Chris has been described by the International Bluegrass Music Association as the premiere Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation. After receiving a Song of the Year nomination for writing the song “Walkin’ West to Memphis”, his skill as a songwriter has been receiving national attention as well. His unique brand of bluegrass has been known to excite national and international audiences from front porches to the Grand Old Opry.Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his appreciation for the classic sound with his own creativity to stretch out into wide open spaces that have audiences riveted to hear and see what happens next..
Blaine Sprouse - Violin
Originally from West Virginia, Blaine Sprouse took the music cue from his father, a clawhammer banjo player who taught Blaine guitar chords at age six. The budding musician soon turned to the fiddle, learning on a glued-together instrument found in a dumpster, plucking tunes for lack of a bow. Also a gifted mandolin and guitar player, Sprouse is at home in bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz and folk. With his return to the stage, Blaine’s heart is answering the fiddler’s call. As he stated in a Frets Magazine profile, “Music is my life. I just love to play.”
For more information about Peter Rowan and his Bluegrass Band members, visit www.peter-rowan.com.