COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Best Of The Sugar Hill Years


Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Peter Rowan (vocals, guitar, mandola, mandolin); Alan O'Bryant (vocals, tenor, guitar, banjo); Sam Bush (vocals, baritone, mandolin, fiddle); Jerry Douglas (vocals, guitar, dobro); Ricky Skaggs (tenor, baritone, mandola, mandolin); Pat Enright (tenor, guitar); Mike Compton (baritone, mandola, mandolin); Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott (bass voice, fiddle); Mark Hembree (bass voice, acoustic bass); Charles Sawtelle (guitar); Stuart Duncan (tenor guitar, fiddle); Bill Keith, Mike Munford (banjo); Andy Statman (mandolin); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Tr¡ona N¡ Dhomhnaill (Clavinet); Roy Huskey Jr., Buell Neidlinger (upright bass).
  • Audio Remasterer: David Glasser.
  • Liner Note Author: Craig Havighurst.
  • Arrangers: Jerry Douglas ; Peter Rowan.
  • Peter Rowan fills an important role in bluegrass evolution, serving as one of the key links between the older and newer styles that came to a head with the newgrass movement in the early to mid-'70s. Rowan was a member of the renowned West Coast bluegrass outfit Old & In the Way during that time, and wrote classic songs like "Panama Red" and "Midnight Moonlight." Rowan's talent lay in keeping a stylistic foot in each camp, delivering vocal flourishes as distinct as Bill Monroe's while veering toward a more progressive acoustic sound. Best of the Sugar Hill Years covers Rowan's career between 1982 and 1996, a productive period of time resulting in solo projects like 1990's Dust Bowl Children and 1996's Yonder, a collaboration with Jerry Douglas. The 15 songs included on this collection, most of them written by Rowan, are incredibly consistent. First, there's the quality of the material, highlighted by songs like "Rainmaker" and "Hiroshima Mon Amour," and next there's the acoustic base from which the arrangements are drawn. Rowan recorded a lot of material for Sugar Hill, and obviously a 15-song collection only touches on a small portion of his work with the label. Best of the Sugar Hill Years is nonetheless a good survey of Rowan's work from this time period, and a good general introduction to a pivotal newgrass performer. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Best Of The Sugar Hill Years on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top