Sam Grisman Project Announce First Consecutive Run of Shows with Peter Rowan

May 14, 2024
Sam Grisman Project Announce First Consecutive Run of Shows with Peter Rowan

Photo Credit: Jean Frank

Today, May 14, Sam Grisman Project announced its first consecutive run of dates with bluegrass troubadour Peter Rowan. Based in The Centennial State, the four-night jaunt arrives after previously shared collaborative appearances slated for The Caverns in Pelham, Tenn., also featuring Alex Hargreaves, on June 30 and Sunday, September 1, at the Earl Scruggs Music Festival in Mill Spring, N.C. 

The newly revealed Colorado crawl will begin on August 22 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colo. The ensemble, comprised of Sam Grisman, Chris J. English, Ric Robertson, Dominick Leslie, and Bennett Sullivan, will offer an entirely acoustic music sampling while honoring the legacy of Old & In the Way and revisiting the musical history shared by Peter and Sam’s father, David Grisman and much more. 

The nostalgic celebration continues on August 23 at Denver’s Gothic Theatre, with more builds off reprised classics paying homage to the rich history of Sam’s dad, Rowan, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and John Kahn. On August 24, the blended touring group will arrive at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Colo., before their last stop on this leg of their summer schedule, August 25 at Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, Colo.

Apart from today’s announcement, the band has added a second date at the revered Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., after the success of 2023’s sold-out debut. A follow-up to their already-announced June 15 gig, which will arrive on June 16 and feature Grisman, Robertson, English, Aaron Lipp and Roy Williams. Grisman and Williams remain current for the group’s ensuing June Northeastern dates, with the remaining slots filled by the exciting additions of Victor Furtado and Casey Campbell–making his SGP debut.

On the road, the band is known for its expansive music catalog, having added 400-plus numbers to its archive in the last 16 months. This includes covers from Dawg, Dylan, Garcia/Hunter, Doc Watson, The Band, John Hartford, and traditionals, in addition to material that reflects the player’s solo work, from frequent collaborator Logan Ledger’s “River of Fools” to English’s “We Share As One.” 

For more information, visit www.samgrismanproject.net. Read Torchbearer: Sam Grisman and The Second Generation of Dawg Music. 

Watch the band’s take on the traditional “Red Rocking Chair” below. 

Sam Grisman Project Tour Dates:

May 17 – Dominion Riverrock – Richmond, Va. 

May 19 – Cosmico – Guerneville, Calif. 

May 24-25 – DelFest – Cumberland, Md. 

May 26 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, Ohio

June 1 – Bluegrass Festival – Oklahoma City, Okla. 

June 13 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, Mass. 

June 14 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, N.H.

June 15-16 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, N.Y. 

June 19 – Narrows Center For The Arts – Fall River, Mass. 

June 20 – Portland House Of Music and Events – Portland, Maine

June 21 – United Theatre – Westerly, R.I.

June 22-23 – Get Down at Blain Picnic Grounds – Blain, Pa.

June 28 – ROMP – Owensboro, Ky. 

June 30 – The Caverns – Pelham, Tenn. 

July 4-5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, Calif. 

July 6 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, Calif. 

July 10 – Humboldt Brews  – Arcata, Calif. 

July 11 – Tuesday in the Plaza Concert Series – Healdsburg, Calif. 

July 12 – Rex Foundation Benefit at Comal – Berkeley, Calif. 

July 18 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, N.Y. 

July 26-28 – RockyGrass – Lyons, Colo.

August 2 – Wonderland Forest – Lafayette, N.Y.

August 10 – Hot August Music Festival – Cockeysville, Md.

August 22 – Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder Colo. +

August 23 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, Colo. +

August 24 – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, Colo. +

August 25 –  Mishawaka Ampitheatre –  Bellvue, Colo. +

August 30 – Earl Scruggs Music Festival – Mill Spring, N.C.

Sept. 6 – The Geneseo Riviera – Geneseo, N.Y.

Sept. 7 – Valley Uprising – Geneseo, N.Y.

Sept. 13 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, Tenn. 

Sept. 29 – Tile Works – Doylestown, Pa.

Oct. 2 – Hillberry Music Festival – Eureka Springs, Ark. 

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