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That High Lonesome Sound
     

That High Lonesome Sound

by Old & In the Way
 
Twenty-one years after the first album Old & In the Way came the second, an amazing development for a group that existed for only nine months and about 30 gigs in 1973. That High Lonesome Sound, like its predecessor, Old & In the Way, was drawn from the group's stand at the Boarding House in San Francisco in

Overview

Twenty-one years after the first album Old & In the Way came the second, an amazing development for a group that existed for only nine months and about 30 gigs in 1973. That High Lonesome Sound, like its predecessor, Old & In the Way, was drawn from the group's stand at the Boarding House in San Francisco in October 1973. And like that release, it combined traditional bluegrass material, in this case standards like "Orange Blossom Special" and "Uncle Pen," with interpolations from the world of rock & roll ("The Great Pretender") and new originals that touched on contemporary issues (Peter Rowan's "Lonesome L.A. Cowboy," a comment on the Southern California country-rock scene of the time). Old & In The Way was a great crossover album, largely because the bandmembers had enjoyed careers in rock, especially banjo player and singer Jerry Garcia, moonlighting from his day job in the Grateful Dead. What was less-well-known was that the group had real roots in the music, as Neil V. Rosenberg pointed out in the second album's liner notes. Four of the five members had experience in bluegrass, and two had been members of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. Old And In The Way was a hybrid, but it was far more bluegrass than rock.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Acoustic Disc
UPC:
0715949101922
catalogNumber:
19
Rank:
28260

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Old & In the Way   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Garcia   Banjo,Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
David Grisman   Mandolin,Vocals
John Kahn   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Contributor
Jerry Garcia   Contributor
Vassar Clements   Contributor
David Grisman   Producer,Contributor
John Kahn   Contributor
Owsley Stanley   Engineer,Liner Notes
Neil V. Rosenberg   Liner Notes
D. Brent Hauseman   Artwork
Victoria Babcock   Engineer
Richard Loren   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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