In the course of his 50-year career, Grammy-winning bluegrasser Peter Rowan has been a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, Old and In the Way (with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman), Earth Opera, Seatrain, Muleskinner and other cutting-edge combos with bluegrass roots. He’s also fashioned a career as a solo artist and songwriter, whose compositions include “Panama Red,” “Free Mexican Airforce” and “Midnight Moonlight.”
Friday at 8 p.m., Rowan brings his bluegrass band to Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium. Get more info at dukeperformances.duke.edu.
- Nixon, Blevins and Gage appear Friday at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh.
- On Saturday, The North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention meets at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. Get more info at ncshapenote.org.
- On Sunday, Wayne “The Train” Hancock brings his high-energy country music to the Pour House in Raleigh, along with John Howie and the Rosewood Bluff. Also Sunday, Durham’s Carolina Theatre hosts “A Fiddlers Feast,” featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. More at carolinatheatre.org.