Old and in the Way
Old & In the Way
February 15, 1975
Grateful Dead Records
- Jerry Garcia (banjo, vocals)
- David Grisman (mandolin, vocals)
- Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals)
- Vassar Clements (fiddle)
- John Kahn (acoustic bass)
(0) Additional Personnel
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)”.