RARE INTIMATE AFTERNOON
"NOW & THEN"
SUNDAY APRIL 9, 2006
3:00 PM TO 6:00PM
ADVANCE TICKETS $20
AT THE DOOR $25
Call 933 1331
HILO LAGOON CENTER
101 AUPUNI STREET, STE 147A
(near the State Building)
The Rowan Brothers have a career spanning 30 years including opening for the Grateful Dead and recently joining Phil Lesh and the Hepcats.
This appearance supports their latest 2 album CD featuring seventeen newly recorded songs that are laced with tight harmonies, haunting melodies and underscored by crisp guitar, mandolin and steel guitar picking and 17 classics including Gerry Garcia on one.
They offer a versatile and exciting mixture of blue-grass flavored folk and Everly Brothers style rock and country. This event is going out on live streaming video at www.lolascafe.us Join us. Cover $20 at door. BYOB
Contact: Lola Tocaloma 933 1331
About the Rowan Brothers
David Geffen came to the rescue and signed the brothers (now with Peter as part of the group) to Asylum. With Peter in tow they changed their moniker to simply The Rowans. They recorded three albums; The Rowans (1976) (reissued on CD by Collector's Music Choice in 2003) Sibling Rivalry (1977) and Jubilation (1978). The two later albums have also just been reissued by Collector's Music Choice in 2003, combined on one CD. The albums sold moderately well with a couple of singles breaking the top 100. Peter eventually went back to his bluegrass roots and Chris and Lorin continued for a while as The Rowans before venturing into some different musical areas. Throughout the years Chris and Lorin and occasionally Peter have continued to play as The Rowans periodically. In 1999 they released the bluegrass-based Tree On the Hill (Sugar Hill Records) and in 2003 Crazy People (Evangeline). Both Chris and Lorin have also released independent albums and have various side music projects.
Now, Chris and Lorin come full circle with the release of their new album "Now and Then" (BOS Music). The two-CD set contains 34 genre-jumping tracks. Disc one features seventeen newly recorded songs that are laced with tight harmonies, haunting melodies and underscored by crisp guitar, mandolin and steel guitar picking. They offer a versatile and exciting mixture of bluegrass-flavored folk and Everly Brothers style rock and country. Contrasting the new tracks are seventeen vintage cuts (all previously unreleased in the US and making their debut on CD). These tracks date from the duo's early 70s pop-rock forays with David Grisman. The album features an impressive cast of backing players including: Hal Blaine, Jerry Garcia, Richard Greene, David Grisman, Jim Keltner, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Mookie Siegel, Barry Sless, and many more.
Several of the Rowans songs have been recorded by national artists ranging from Jefferson Starship to most recently, the title track of country artist Ricky Skaggs' Grammy Award winning CD, "Soldier of the Cross", written by Lorin. A stripped down reworking of the song, here renamed "Soldier's Cross", is on the new album serving as a musical segue between the new and the old.
The Rowans have appeared at The Kerrville Folk Fest, TX, and Telluride Music Festival, toured extensively as The Rowan Brothers (sometimes with brother, Peter) in the U.S. Europe, and Japan. They've performed on shows with Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Randy Travis, Alison Krauss, Nanci Griffith and others, as well as on National Public Radio's Garrison Keilor's Prairie Home Companion.
Most recently the brothers performed with Phil Lesh as members of Phil Lesh & The Hepcats' with Lorin on lead guitar/vocals and Chris on acoustic rhythm guitar/vocals. At the start of 2003, Chris and Lorin played the featured actor/musician roles of brothers Cal and Fred Maddox, in the world premiere of the musical play 'The Maddox Brothers and Rose' (Sprekels Theatre/Performance Center of the Arts); the story of one of country music's most popular earliest bands to mix country with rockabilly.
The Rowan Brothers (Chris and Lorin) are touring in full support of the new album and renewing a musical journey that began three decades ago presenting an intriguing blend of the "Now and Then."
1974- "The Rowans" - Peter, Chris & Lorin / Asylum records. Produced by Richie Polodor (Stephenwolf, Three Dog Night). Musicians include Russ Kunkel (drums), David Hayes (bass-Van Morrison), Jack Bonus (flute and sax).
1975 - "Living The Life" - Chris & Lorin / Appaloosa (European release, studio recordings - Italy)
1976 - "Sibling Rivalry" - Peter, Chris and Lorin / Elektra Asylum Records
1978 - "Jubilation" - Peter, Chris and Lorin / Elektra Asylum Records
1993 - "Tree on a Hill" - Peter Rowan & The Rowan brothers /.(American acoustic roots) Sugar Hill. (w/Richard Greene ,fiddles; SallyVan Meter (dobro, weissenborn guitar); Kester Smith (percussion); Viktor Krauss (acoustic bass), Cindy Cashdollar (dobro,weissenborn guitar, lap steel).
2002 - "Crazy People" - The Rowan Brothers have reunited with the new release of their new acoustic swing/Caribbean flavored CD, "Crazy People", culminating over 10 years in the making.
2004 - "Now And Then" (BOS Music) - A two disc career-spanning retrospective including 17 new songs and 17 vintage cuts. The collections features performances from Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Phil Lesh, and many more.