Old & In the Way were originally an early-‘70s bluegrass side project featuring Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead on banjo, along with fiddler Vassar Clements, mandolin player David Grisman, gutarist/vocalist Peter Rowan, and bassist John Khan. Although the now-departed Garcia and Kahn have been replaced, the retitled Old & In the Gray effectively pick up where the original band ended. The acclaimed banjo player Herb Peterson and bassist Bryn Bright are the two new members, and their enthusiasm has obviously inspired the older bandmates. Employing a spirited mix of both classic and contemporary bluegrass tunes, and a just-right balance of instrumental virtuosity from Grisman, Clements, and Peterson with forthright singing from Rowan, Old & In the Gray comes off as an authentic delight. Interpreting material ranging from Bill Monroe, the Louvin Brothers, and A. P. Carter to Townes Van Zandt, Rowan, and the Rolling Stones (a deliriously upbeat “Honky Tonk Women”), the band revel in ensemble unity and good spirits. Jerry and John would approve.