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Peter Rowan and Chatham County Line at UNCG

Photo of Peter Rowan with Chatham County LineThis Saturday some of the best sounds in modern bluegrass will fill Aycock Auditorium.

A double bill of Peter Rowan and his bluegrass band – along with Chatham County Line – will play Feb. 22. Showtime is 8 p.m.

The show is part of UNCG’s Performing Arts Series.

Peter Rowan has been a fixture on the national bluegrass scene since he joined Bill Monroe’s band in 1964. As one of Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, he played guitar and sang lead and harmony.

He has been a part of several collaborations, most notably joining with David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and John Kahn to form the progressive bluegrass band Old & In the Way.

He wrote the much-covered “Panama Red.” He co-wrote with Bill Monroe the bluegrass standard “Walls Of Time.” Last year, he helped mark the passing of Doc Watson by co-writing with Jerry Faire the popular “Doc Watson Morning.”

Rowan’s touring bluegrass band consists of Keith Little, banjo; Paul Knight, bass; and Mike Witcher, dobro. According to his website, the band features original songs written by Rowan along with Carter Family and Bill Monroe favorites.

Chatham County Line, a North Carolina foursome, will open the show. They formed in 1999 and have won fans for their obvious respect for bluegrass music as well as their inventiveness and unique sound. They’re influenced by rock, but steeped in traditional country.

For ticket information, call 272-0160 or visit upas.uncg.edu.