Texican Badman was his second solo album proper. It's a great blend of country-rock styles, with strong Tex-Mex flavours here and there. Four of the songs are studio recordings from 1974, and the rest of the album is made up of live tracks, both in solo and band contexts. A whole host of famous ex-bandmates and musician associates appear throughout, including Jerry Garcia, mandolinist David Grisman (whom he had played with in Earth Opera, Muleskinner and Old And In The Way), bassist John Kahn (also from Old And In The Way and Muleskinner), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman, accordion virtuoso Flaco Jimenez and his brothers Chris and Lorin. It features a cover of Hank Williams' "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)", and four Terry Allen covers (the live solo numbers). All other songs are Rowan originals.
Peter Rowan (1978) <> Medicine Trail (1980)
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