Australia visited by bluegrass royalty cont.
Peter Rowan is most recognised as a singer, guitarist who played with Bill Monroe in the 1960’s, and at 68 years old he still plays a great show! On this night at the Cat and Fiddle, he and his band rocked the house.
Before I write about the show, let me rant about the venue. The Cat and Fiddle is rare in Sydney because it provides good music for a low price – this show was thirty dollars and about two hundred people came. However, there are some major problems
- It is embarrassing when the performers can not be heard over the cooking in the kitchen. Surely some kind of sound proofing can be put in.
- It is shameful that the musicians were not given drinking water and something to dry their hands with. Midway through the show Peter asked for a face towel and was given a wet bar towel. Full credit – they didn’t complain.
- The stage is not a stage at all but a carpeted area. Cat and Fiddle could have organised a red curtain and moved the rubbish from the backstage area.