ohn Cowan will forever be associated with the group New Grass Revival. Along with an array of musicians that included founder Sam Bush, Béla Fleck and others, Cowan and crew burst onto the American Roots Music scene in the early 1970s and set Bluegrass music on its ear. With its mix of Bluegrass, Rock and Reggae, the band brought an open-minded hippie approach to their grooves that turned on a whole new generation while upsetting the traditionalists’ apple cart.
After New Grass Revival broke up in the early 1990s, Cowan carved out his own niche in the music world. Cowan has always had one of the most powerful voices in the business, one not only capable of singing Progressive Roots music but also able to bring dynamic Rock vocals to the microphone as well.
A few years ago, classic rockers The Doobie Brothers brought Cowan in to play bass and contribute his spirited singing to the band. As a result, Cowan tapped fellow Doobie Brother John McFee to produce his new album, Sixty, a project that features a wide array of collaborators, including Bonnie Bramlett, Chris Hillman, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Leon Russell, Bernie Leadon and many more.
JOHN COWAN plays Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus. Tickets/more info here .