Old & In the Way
Old & In the Way was a bluegrass group formed in 1973. It was composed of Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals), Vassar Clements (fiddle), Jerry Garcia (banjo, vocals), David Grisman (mandolin, vocals), and John Kahn (string bass). When the group was forming, it was intended that John Hartford would be the fiddle player. Based on Hartford's engagements, and Clements' reputational stature in the bluegrass community, Clements became the group's fiddler.
Old & In the Way
|Origin||San Francisco, United States|
|Past members||Jerry Garcia |
Old and in the Way's debut album Old & In the Way which was released in 1975 went on to become one of the best selling bluegrass albums of all time. The group, without Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, released a reunion album in 2002, called Old & In the Gray.
On July 31, 2015, Peter Rowan and David Grisman (the last two surviving members of Old and in the Way) performed a set with the String Cheese Incident, Chris Pandolfi (banjo) and Blaine Sprouse (fiddle) at the 20th annual Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They performed many Old and in the Way songs in addition to other covers and original compositions.
Old & In the WayEdit
- Jerry Garcia – banjo, vocals
- David Grisman – mandolin, vocals
- Peter Rowan – vocals, guitar
- Vassar Clements – fiddle
- John Kahn – bass
- Richard Greene – fiddle (original player during the group's first three months)
- John Hartford – fiddle (relieved Richard Greene during rehearsal sessions)
2002 reunion: Old & In the GrayEdit
|Year Recorded||Year Released||Album||Chart Positions||Label|
|US||US Bluegrass||US Country|
|1973||1975||Old & In the Way||99||Grateful Dead|
|1973||1996||That High Lonesome Sound||Acoustic Disc|
|2002||2002||Old & In the Gray||9||72|
|1973||2008||Live at the Boarding House||3||Acoustic Oasis|
|1973||2013||Live at the Boarding House: The Complete Shows||Acoustic Oasis|
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- The Jerry Site for complete set lists of live Old & In the Way concerts.