New album Peter Rowan
‘Calling You From My Mountain’
The Forthcoming Release From Peter Rowan
Out June 24, 2022
A new album from pioneering American roots musician Peter Rowan is coming, entitled Calling You From My Mountain (out June 24 via Rebel Records).
The new release will feature original and traditional songs from Rowan and his multi-generational band, plus guests Shawn Camp, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Lindsay Lou and more.
“The Song That Made Hank Williams Dance” featuring Camp is the first glimpse as to what we can expect:
“This chorus appeared to me in a dream one glorious April at my tin-roofed Texas casita. Singer, songwriter, guitar picker Shawn Camp hails from Alabama as did Hank Williams. Shawn, he’s a natural for this song. And a big inspiration! We had some fun!”Peter Rowan
Calling You From My Mountain began as a tribute album or homage to Rowan’s favorite Hank Williams LP. “When I left Nashville in 1990,” Rowan explains, “the only country music album I had, besides one Ernest Tubb record, was Hank Williams Sings Luke the Drifter. So, I listened to that all the time on my little turntable, and I just loved that Hank had an alternate ego who was himself but the sentimental-songs-with-a-message side.”
Rowan wrote an entire album of songs inspired by Luke the Drifter, but before he could travel to Nashville to record it, the pandemic hit and plans changed. As singing the old songs brought forth ideas for new songs, Rowan built the groundwork for his new album and managed to keep some of Luke the Drifter’s spirit alive. “I included one of the songs I wrote from the Luke the Drifter album, “Dream of Heaven.” By doing that, I started to find my own voice again as to what I really wanted to say on this record. The companion song to that is “The Red, the White and the Blue”, where I wrote “I remember, I remember, I remember you / The red, the white and the blue” which to me is like a Carter Family type of approach with Molly Tuttle singing the harmony and playing banjo and Shawn Camp on guitar”.
For over six decades, GRAMMY-award winning artist Peter Rowan has been at the forefront of acoustic American music, as one of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys and many other guises, inspiring generations of new musicians and working creatively with the roots of bluegrass, newgrass, Americana, country rock, jazz, even reggae, Hawaiian, and Tejano music.
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