This week we offer a revised format for our "Believe Your Ears" music podcasts.  Instead of 30 second clips embedded in the podcast itself, we offer full videos of the performances mentioned, so you can listen to as little or as much as you want. Rowan, with over half a century of experience has performed solo, in progressive rock and bluegrass bands as well as playing his own idiosyncratic original music.  But at the start, the Boston native spent four years (1963-67) as singer-guitarist with the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, and his Blue Grass Boys.  In 1965 Monroe took him to meet Carter Stanley, the singer-guitarist half of the Stanley Brothers with his banjoist brother Carter had played with Monroe in the early 50's, and had Bill's total admiration. That meeting inspired this traditional bluegrass tribute to the lesser-known of the two Stanleys.

Published in Get Rhythm