1. On tap for today: an archive interview with bluegrass musician and composer Peter Rowan.

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    Peter Rowan

  1. Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, on playing with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe: "I went to Nashville and started hanging out and started the long  process of being assimilated into the band. And  people began writing in the week after I sang my first solo on the Grand  Ole Opry. Bill Monroe took me aside and said, ‘You know, Pete, we’ve had a lot  of phone calls and a lot of letters. And people, they like the way you  sing. And that’s a good thing. And then he said, ‘And they say you sound  like me. And that’s not a good thing.’ “ View in High-Res

    Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, on playing with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe: "I went to Nashville and started hanging out and started the long process of being assimilated into the band. And people began writing in the week after I sang my first solo on the Grand Ole Opry. Bill Monroe took me aside and said, ‘You know, Pete, we’ve had a lot of phone calls and a lot of letters. And people, they like the way you sing. And that’s a good thing. And then he said, ‘And they say you sound like me. And that’s not a good thing.’ “

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    peter rowan

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  1. Tomorrow: an in-studio performance by guitarist and singer Peter Rowan and his band. He started performing with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

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    bill monroe

    bluegrass

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