Old & In The Way

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": bluegrass country jam folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in San Francisco, California, USA, Old And In The Way were active between 1973 and 1976. Founders Peter Rowan (4 July 1942, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; lead vocals/guitar), David Grisman (b. 23 March 1945, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA; mandolin/vocals), Richard Greene (b. 9 November 1945, Beverly Hills, California, USA; violin/vocals) and John Kahn (bass) were previously members of superior bluegrass ensemble Muleskinner. The similarly styled Old And In The Way was buoyed by the inclusion of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia (b. Jerome John Garcia, 1 August 1942, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 9 August 1995, Forest Knolls, California, USA; banjo/vocals). Vassar Clements (b. 25 April 1928, Kinard, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 August 2005, Tennessee, USA) replaced Greene prior to 1975’s Old & In The Way, which showcased the group’s informal dexterity. As well as traditional material, the set featured a cover version of the Rolling...

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