by Karen Rose
The father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, said that Bluegrass music has brought more people together, and made more friends, than any music in the world. On Friday, August 28th, Kona residents will make new friends as Bluegrass musician and composer Peter Rowan takes the stage at Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu before heading to Hilo for a Saturday show at The Polynesian Room.
Rowan, a Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. At the young age of 17, he played with Bill Monroe until his early twenties, when he branched out on his own in Nashville as a solo musician and band leader.