• Old and in the Way

    Old & In the Way

    February 15, 1975

    Grateful Dead Records
Old and in the Way is the self-titled first album by the bluegrass band Old and in the Way.


  1. Pig In A Pen
  2. Midnight Moonlight
  3. Old And In The Way
  4. Knockin' On Your Door
  5. The Hobo Song
  6. Panama Red
  7. Wild Horses
  8. Kissimmee Kid
  9. White Dove
  10. Land Of The Navajo

  • Jerry Garcia (banjo, vocals)
  • David Grisman (mandolin, vocals)
  • Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals)
  • Vassar Clements (fiddle)
  • John Kahn (acoustic bass)

(0) Additional Personnel

Album Notes

Sleeve note by David Grisman, December 1974:

“I first met Peter Rowan on the school grounds at Union Grove, North Carolina in 1963. The following year, Garcia and I crossed paths in the parking lot at Sunset Park in West Grove, Pennsylvalnia. Back then we were all on a quest, searching out that ‘high lonesome sound’ of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and other idols (Vassar, among them). The music on this disc, recorded live at a gig, embodies the spirit of that original Blue Grass quest, and a genuine affection for that superlative acoustic blend of banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, string bass and voice(s). We hope you dig”.

An additional technical note is added for the CD release:

“Eight microphones were used in recording – four in each channel, mixed live onto a Nagra tape recorder. Tape speed of 15 IPS with ‘Nagra Master’ equalization insured low noise on transfer to disc. Persons interested in this EQ sould read ‘Master Tape Equalization Revisited’ by John G. McKnight And Peter F. Hille, Audio Engineering Society preprint #865 (A-G)”.




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