Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Eps. 28: Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan began his career as one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and has long since explored numerous other musical avenues. Nonetheless, bluegrass has always been there in the background, a touchstone for all his recordings, whether he’s playing traditional music or dragging the tradition forward in his original compositions.

His songs are equal parts downhome truth and spiritual exploration, and his new album, Calling You from My Mountain, is another excellent entry in his long, storied career.

In this episode of the Why We Write podcast, Rowan talked about playing with many of his famous collaborators—from Bill Monroe to David Grisman and Molly Tuttle—among many other stories and ideas.

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