This was my fifth live encounter with Peter Rowan, an event that came exactly twenty-two years after I first saw him - surprise, surprise - also at McCabe's. Yes, years have past, Peter is now in his mid-seventies, still recording, still touring and I felt that I just had to be there to see him, quite possibly, for one final time.
His Friday night show at McCabe's cannot be described as a high-energy event. Not that anyone was expecting it to be. Accompanied by yet another famous septuagenarian, Jack Casady, Peter delivered a fairly long set, ninety minutes in all, and that was only his early show - as he was wrapping up his set, people were lining up out in the street to attend his 10 PM show.
|Peter Rowan (right) and Jack Casady at McCabe's|
|Peter Rowan at McCabe's|
Seated right next to Peter, the legendary Jack Casady played his oversized acoustic bass guitar with great competency.
|Jack Casady at McCabe's|
|Peter Rowan & Katie Skene at McCabe's|
The sheet left behind on the stage only lists the songs from "Dharma Blues". Surprisingly, Peter's last name is not spelled correctly.
|Dharma Blues song list|