Saturday June 9, 2012
John Cowan Band
7PM Dalton Freight Depot
The John Cowan Band Bluegrass, Newgrass, Rock n’ Rollgrass - true innovators like John Cowan break boundaries and personify innovation. John Cowan rose to fame when he became the lead singer for New Grass Revival and introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental brand of Bluegrass - Newgrass! However, after inspiring and entertaining fans for nearly two decades, New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990.
On his own, John was free to give his creative muse full rein. He recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums spanning the musical spectrum, often bending and blending genres. In early 2010 the Doobie Brothers came calling and John put his band on a smaller schedule and resumed permanent member status with the Doobies and since has toured the world, playing Japan, Australia, Europe and the US & Canada. As the 21st century began, John found himself coming full circle, returning to his roots in Newgrass and forming the John Cowan band. John comments, “Our music has evolved organically, it’s rooted in my Newgrass days but I’m also exploring and breaking new ground as well. These guys are very talented and I love playing with ‘em…of course the true measure is the fantastic response we’ve gotten from audiences on tour, we love performing, it’s food for the soul.” And, upon further reflection, John adds, “What we did back in the NGR days was unique…we weren’t really playing Bluegrass, we were playing contemporary music on traditional instruments. Our vision was to take acoustic music somewhere new. The John Cowan band is now recapturing the magic of that ground-breaking experimentation and taking it to the next level, come out and see what I mean, a JCB jam is something special and we’d love to share it with ya’all!”
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