Carter Stanley’s Eyes (2018)

Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan’s Rebel debut is an honoring of the Stanley Brothers and Rowan’s bluegrass roots. The album pays respects to bluegrass’s most famous brothers with two songs penned by each; others, such as the traditional “Hills of Roane County” and the Carter Family’s “Will You Miss Me,” were Stanley Brothers staples. Even the album’s opener, Rowan’s own “Drumbeats on the Watchtower,” nods to Ralph Stanley, who retitled it (from “Wild Geese Cry Again”) when he recorded it. In addition, Peter visits his former boss Bill Monroe (“Can’t You Hear Me Calling”), the Louvin Brothers (“A Tiny Broken Heart”) and Lead Belly (“Alabama Bound”). Rowan gathers several luminaries to join him here including Jack Lawrence, Don Rigsby, Tim O’Brien and Patrick Sauber. They are backed by Rowan’s Bluegrass Band mates: Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, Chris Henry on mandolin and Paul Knight on bass.

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