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Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Tapes

By Mandolin Cafe
October 1, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Tapes

Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Tapes

San Rafael, Calif. — Award-winning mandolinist and music producer David Grisman announced today the high-definition release of Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Tapes.

The 4-set compilation comes exactly 40 years after the band played two shows at The Boarding House in San Francisco — the first on October 1, 1973 and second on October 8, 1973, from which the original LP was produced.

This is the first release of complete shows by this stellar bluegrass ensemble and includes 55 tracks, 14 of which have never been issued in any format before today.

Old & in the Way had a huge impact on bluegrass music through the recordings, which were made by Ousley Stanley III at The Boarding House.

The group included two of Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys: guitarist Peter Rowan and fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements, along with the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead picking banjo, his bass playing sidekick the late John Kahn, and of course, David "Dawg" Grisman on mandolin.

Now forty years later, both shows are being released as high definition (24 bit, 96 khz) downloads on Grisman's

"Although we didn't realize what an impact this music would have at the time, we had a lot of fun playing the bluegrass music we loved and these tapes reveal that in a big way," Grisman said.

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October 01, 2013 01:39 PM
Only available as a download?
October 01, 2013 03:40 PM
This 4 CD set will in fact be available as a 4 CD physical Package in November
Check for more information.

And, Muddy Roads, the new Grisman Bluegrass recording will be available as a
physical CD October 15th.
October 01, 2013 04:01 PM
Downloading the FLAC-HD as we speak. 55 tunes, from that incredible period in 1973. How awesome.
October 01, 2013 07:30 PM
Looking forward to the discs, it will be hard to hold out till November.
October 03, 2013 08:20 AM
Have listened to this release, just great, from a time when many of us were just getting into the bluegrass and mandolin. Grisman of course is very impressive, and very prominent in the mix. It's great to once again hear those oh-so-familiar takes which comprise the LP we all love. I missed the girl yelling 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' smile

And the other stuff, some gems in there, like Drifting Too Far From The Shore and Lost (Buzz Busby). These boys knew the good stuff. Even the falsetto harmony is okay...
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