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Earth Opera


Some music people believe the 60’s Boston band Earth Opera once had a good shot at being the East Coast answer to the Grateful Dead. It never happened, but it’s easy to understand such enthusiasm. The band’s core members featured singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Rowan and mandolin virtuoso David Grisman, and also included John Nagy on bass, Paul Dillon on drums, and Bill Stevenson on keyboards. The group’s sound leaned more towards the new psychedelic movement than the bluegrass music at its roots. Signed to Elektra, the ensemble released an eponymous debut drenched in “far out” psychedelia, and though it didn’t sell…

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