• Jerry Garcia – Before the Dead: a preview

    It is quite common knowledge that Grateful Dead psychedelic guitar-playing icon Jerry Garcia was in his youth a follower of folk and bluegrass music.  A recent (August 2016) release, The Hart Valley Drifters’ Folk Time was described as a “Nice find”

  • Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass roots

    Reams, actual and virtual, has been written about Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass music roots. In his musically formative years, Garcia was a member of the Thunder Mountain Tub Thumpers and the Asphalt Jungle Boys, both consisting of a fluid

  • 40 years of Old & In The Way

    It's a sure sign you're getting old when when a band that was a touchstone of your youth celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Old & In The Way formed in 1973, with Jerry Garcia on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin, Vassar Clements