The four members of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band recently joined Fresh Air for an in-studio performance, as well as a discussion of traditional and modern bluegrass music. Grammy-winning lead vocalist Peter Rowan, along with Jody Stecher (mandolin), Keith Little (banjo) and Paul Knight (bass), played several songs from their new album Legacy and demonstrated various styles of bluegrass singing, including the gospel-style harmonies Rowan learned from the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.
Bill Monroe heard Rowan performing in New England in the early 1960s. In 1965, he hired Rowan to be the guitarist and lead vocalist of his band The Bluegrass Boys.
You can read the whole story and hear the interview here.