For a group or recording to be considered as a “benchmark” on any musical genre, you would be hard-pressed to find one more influential than the original Old & In the Way. With its members, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan and John Kahn, O&ITW carried bluegrass and traditional music to the masses… literally.
With the 40th anniversary of the band’s live shows at The Boarding House in San Francisco this past October 2013, these influential recordings are more relevant than ever. David “Dawg” Grisman and Acoustic Disc have re-mastered these legendary live shows on a four CD collection with both the 10/1/73 & 10/8/73 shows… includes both sets. If that wasn’t exciting enough, Dawg has included 14 previously unissued performances with this collection as well.
This is a timeless recording that brought a group of amazing musicians, each in their own right, together with an unrivaled chemistry. It is hard to imagine that Old & In the Way was together such a short period of time but managed to leave such a lasting mark on not only bluegrass but music in general.
You can download this monumental recording directly from Dawg on the Acoustic Oasis web site at the following address: http://www.acousticdisc.com/acd_html/acd81a.html. It will also be available on Amazon.com come February 18, 2014. Click here to pre-order.
I am proud to say that I had the privilege to design the packaging for this CD collection. I am confident you will enjoy this music as much as I have. Enjoy!
Originally posted 2013-12-31 11:06:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter