• Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

    Almost Acoustic

    December 06, 1988

    Grateful Dead Records
Recorded live, at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and the Wiltern in Los Angeles, during their fall 1987 tour. A remastered version of this CD was released in 2010.


  1. Swing Low (Sweet Chariot)
  2. Deep Elem Blues
  3. Blue Yodel #9
  4. Spike Driver Blues
  5. I've Been All Around This World
  6. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  7. I'm Troubled
  8. Oh The Wind And Rain
  9. The Girl At The Crossroads Bar
  10. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
  11. Ballad Of Casey Jones
  12. Diamond Joe
  13. Gone Home
  14. Ripple

  • Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals)
  • David Nelson (guitar, vocals)
  • Sandy Rothman (mandolin, dobro, vocals)
  • John Kahn (acoustic bass)
  • Kenny Kosek (fiddle)
  • David Kemper (snare drum)

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Album Notes

Sleeve note by Sandy Rothman:

“In 1964, twenty three years before these shows were recorded, Jerry, David and I were playing music together in the early Bay Area folk music scene. After all the intervening years, we spontaneously got together again to sing and play. This time, Jerry played rhythm and lead guitar (instead of banjo), David played rhythm and lead guitar (instead of mandolin), and I played mandolin and dobro (instead of guitar) and some banjo (but not on these selections). We don’t know why it happened this way. Then, we got together with John Kahn and he played bass. Kenny Kosek joined in on fiddle. David Kemper added some snare drums. It was fun. The music had a rough-hewn, energetic quality to it. Some of the shows were taped, just on two-track stereo DAT – no multiple tracks, no way to change anything. Here’s a sampling of how it sounded. We think of this as mostly acoustic, not quite bluegrass, progress report for our friends, our fans, and people who love this music.”



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