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Old & In The Way discography

Old & In The Way were formed in early 1973. The initial group comprised Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan and John Kahn.

Fiddler Richard Greene was added shortly after the group formed but dropped out after a couple of months because of other commitments. Vassar Clements then joined the group and appears on all their recordings.

The group had a short existence playing through much of 1973 then briefly reconvening for one bluegrass festival in 1974. In total they played probably less than 50 shows.

Rumours have circulated about Old & In The Way studio recordings but there is no evidence that these exist. All the official Old and In The Way releases derive from live recordings made in San Francisco in October 1973.

A number of unofficial CDs derived from radio broadcasts have also been released. These releases are not listed here.

In 2002 the surviving members of the group, Peter Rowan, David Grisman and Vassar Clements, together with Herb Petersen and Bryn Bright, released on album using the group name Old & In The Gray.

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Old & In The Way albums

Old & In The Way, Old & In The Way, 1975

Recorded live at the Boarding House in San Francisco in October 1973.

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That High Lonesome Sound, Old & In The Way, 1996

Recorded live at the Boarding House in San Francisco in October 1973.

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Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1997

Recorded live at the Boarding House in San Francisco in October 1973.

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Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 2008

The Old & In The Way show at the Boarding House in San Francisco on October 8, 1973.

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Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1996

A 4 CD set of the complete Old & In The Way shows at the Boarding House in San Francisco on October 1 & 8, 1973.

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Old & In The Gray album

Old & In The Gray, Old & In The Gray, 2001

New recordings by the surviving members of Old & In The Way. Dedicated to Jerry Garcia and John Kahn.

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Compilations that include Old & In The Way tracks

Sampler For Deadheads (EP 2 of 3), Old & In The Way / Keith & Donna, 1975

An EP sampler of tracks that were later released on LPs.

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For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1975

A US LP sampler of tracks taken from Grateful Dead and Round Records albums.

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For Dead Heads, Various Artists, 1976

A UK LP sampler of tracks taken from Grateful Dead and Round Records albums.

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Steal This Disc, Various Artists, 1987

A Rykodisk sampler that includes one Old & In The Way track taken from the Rykodisk reissue of their original album.

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Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997

An Acoustic Disc sampler that includes two Old & In The Way tracks taken from the That High Lonesome Sound album.

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Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1998

An Acoustic Disc sampler that includes two Old & In The Way tracks taken from the Breakdown album.

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Grateful Dawg: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Various Artists, 2001

A soundtrack release of Acoustic Disc music used on the Grateful Dawg movie. Includes an Old & In The Way track taken from the Breakdown album.

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Lonesome Valley, Various Artists, 2002

A compilation that includes an Old & In The Way track taken from the That High Lonesome Sound album.

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Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2004

An Acoustic Disc sampler that includes two Old & In The Way tracks one each from the That High Lonesome Sound and Breakdown albums.

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The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia, 2006

A 2 compilation of studio and live recordings. Includes one Old & In The Way track taken from the Breakdown album.

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Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective, Various Artists, 2006

A 4 CD / 1 DVD collection that includes one Old & In The Way track taken from the their original album.

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Happy Birthday Bill Monroe: Dawg Plays Big Mon, Various Artists, 2011

An Acoustic Disc collection of previously released and unreleased tracks. Includes an Old & In The Way track taken from the That High Lonesome Sound album.

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Songs performed by Old & In The Way

  info All Around The Watertank
info Angel Band
info Billy In The Low Ground
info Blue Mule
info Bluegrass Breakdown
info Catfish John
info Cedar Hill
info Cheyenne
info Cotton-Eyed Joe
info Dark Hollow
info Down Where The River Bends
info Drifting Too Far From The Shore
info Eating Out Of Your Hand
info Fanny Hill
info The Fields Have Turned Brown
info Goin' To The Races
info Good Woman's Love
info Great Pretender
info Hard Hearted
info Hit Parade Of Love
info The Hobo Song
info Home Is Where The Heart Is
info How Mountain Girls Can Love
info I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)
info I Thought I Heard Someone Calling
info I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home
  info Instrumental (unidentified)
no info Jambalaya
info Jerry's Breakdown
info Just A Tramp On The Street
info Katie Dear
info Katy Hill
info Kissimmee Kid
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Knockin' On Your Door
info Land Of The Navajo
info Little Bessie
info Lonesome Fiddle Blues
info Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
info Lost
info Love Please Come Home
info Midnight Moonlight
info Mississippi Moon
info Monroe's Hornpipe
info Mule Skinner Blues
info New Camptown Races
info Old And In The Way
info Old & In The Way Breakdown
info The Old Crossroads
info On and On
info Orange Blossom Special
  info Panama Red
info Peter Gunn Tuning
info Pig In A Pen
info Rank Stranger
info Roanoke
no info Soldier's Joy
info Swing Low Sweet Chariot
info That High Lonesome Sound
info 'Til the End of the World Rolls Around
info Tragic Romance
info The Tramp On The Street
info True Life Blues
info Two Little Boys
info Uncle Pen
no info Unknown Song
info Waiting For A Train
info When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall
info Where You Are Tonight
info White Dove
no info White House Blues
info Wicked Path of Sin
info Wild Horses
info The Willow Garden
info Working On The Building
info You'll Find Her Name Written There


Last updated July 2016