About Old & In The Way
What happens when you cross a Muleskinner with a furry bear? You get something that is Old & In The Way. This tie-died Bluegrass project was birthed by the late, great Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead in 1973. Along with Muleskinner members David Grisman on the mandolin and vocals, Peter Rowan on the guitar and vocals, Vassar Clements on the fiddle and John Kahn on bass, Garcia sought to get in touch with his old timey musical roots, and to turn on more people to the genre. The music here is knee slappin', twang toned, jam friendly, harmonious Bluegrass that sounds a lot like a freakin' country-bear jambaroo.