Almost Acoustic 30th Anniversary Reissue Coming Nov. 23rd for Record Store Day!
On November 23rd, Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family will join Record Store Day’s celebration of local, independent record stores with a special 30th anniversary re-issue of Almost Acoustic by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. Recorded during the November & December of 1987 at the Wiltern and Warfield Theatres, Almost Acoustic was produced by JGAB member Sandy Rothman who described the collection as a “mostly acoustic, not quite bluegrass, progress report for our friends, our fans, and people who love this music.”
Garcia, Rothman and fellow JGAB member David Nelson’s musical connection dates back to the early 1960’s when the trio initially joined the folk revival with projects like the Black Mountain Boys. Joined here by John Kahn, Kenny Kosek and David Kemper, the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band showcases Garcia’s continued reverence for traditional folk, bluegrass and spirituals such as “Deep Elem Blues,” “I’ve Been All Around This World,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Oh, The Wind and the Rain” — plus Garcia & Robert Hunter’s own contribution to modern folklore, the timeless “Ripple.”
Staying true to the form of its original release, Almost Acoustic will be re-issued as a Black Friday Record Store Day exclusive in two formats: a limited edition 2xLP 180-gram marbled green & black vinyl set and a single CD configuration. The 2xLP set is pressed by Pallas Group in a limited edition of 5,000 pieces and features individually numbered, gold foil-stamped gatefold packaging. Each LP also includes a free MP3 download of the re-mastered album audio. For more information on Record Store Day and a list of local, independent record stores where the release will be available, visit RecordStoreDay.com.