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Rowan Brothers

Chris and Lorin Rowan were born and raised near Boston, where their more famous brother Peter was already making a name for himself in Earth Opera. All three brothers played in folk, bluegrass and pop bands. In the early ‘70s they hooked up with aspiring producer and instrumentalist David Grisman. Before long they moved to San Francisco and one of their first gigs was opening for the Grateful Dead at the closing of the Fillmore West in 1971. When their brother Peter joined the group, they changed their name to The Rowans and recorded three albums.

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The Rowan Brothers 8/15/04: The Rowan Brothers

The Rowan Brothers, the modern day Everly Brothers with a splash of bluegrass, have performed with such artists as James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Alison Krauss, and appeared on NPR's Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

The Rowan Brothers

The Rowan Brothers, the modern day Everly Brothers with a splash of bluegrass, have performed with such artists as James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Alison Krauss, and appeared on NPR's Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

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