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Shady Grove

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman

Initial release : 1996

Acoustic Disc ACD 21

The third Garcia/Grisman album, this one concentrating on the traditional 'folk' song aspect of their repertoire.

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Tracks

  • Shady Grove (Traditional)
  • Stealin' (Traditional)
  • Off to Sea Once More (Traditional)
  • The Sweet Sunny South (Traditional)
  • Louis Collins (Traditional)
  • Fair Ellender (Traditional)
  • Jackaroo (Traditional)
  • Casey Jones (Traditional)
  • Dreadful Wind and Rain (Traditional)
  • I Truly Understand (Traditional)
  • The Handsome Cabin Boy (Traditional)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Traditional)
  • Down in the Valley (Traditional)

  • Hesitation Blues (Traditional) (Hidden track)
Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, 5-string banjo, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolins, guitar, 5-string banjo
  • Joe Craven - percussion, fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
  • Matt Eakle - flute
  • Bryan Bowers - autoharp
  • Will Scarlett - harmonica
The CD booklet provides musician information for each track;

Shady Grove;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandola
  • Joe Craven - percussion
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Stealin';
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin-banjo, vocals
  • Joe Craven - fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Off to Sea Once More;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Joe Craven - fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
The Sweet Sunny South;
  • Jerry Garcia - 5-string banjo, vocals
  • David Grisman - 5-string banjo
Louis Collins;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Joe Craven - percussion
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Fair Ellender;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Matt Eakle - flute
Jackaroo;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Joe Craven - percussion, fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Casey Jones;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
Dreadful Wind and Rain;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Bryan Bowers - autoharp
I Truly Understand;
  • Jerry Garcia - 5-string banjo, vocals
  • David Grisman - guitar
The Handsome Cabin Boy;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
Whiskey in the Jar;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
Down in the Valley;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Will Scarlett - harmonica
Hesitation Blues - hidden track, musician information not provided, possibly;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • David Grisman - ?, vocals
  • Joe Craven - fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Credits

  • Producer - David Grisman and Jerry Garcia for Dawg productions
  • Executive Producer - Craig Miller
  • Masterering - Paul Stubblebine
  • Recording - David Dennison at Dawg Studios
  • Mixing - David Grisman, Larry Cumings
  • Booklet introduction- David Grisman
  • Booklet essay and notes - John Cohen
  • Design, layout, cover photography - D. Brent Hauseman
  • Photography - Jay Blakesberg, John Cohen, Robert Frank, David Gahr, Susana Millman, Gary Nichols, Jon Sievert, Bob Yellin
  • Special thanks to - Mary Buffington, David Denny, Deborah Koons Garcia, Bob Gordon, Pam Grisman, David Hellman, Steve Jarvis, Dexter Johnson, Sara Katz, Don Lasala, Denis McNally, Richard Nevins, Steve Parish, Joan Pelosi, Artie and Harriet Rose, Charles Sawtelle, Matthew Stafford, Jody Stecher, Eric Thompson, D'Addario Strings
Notes

Grisman notes in his introductory note in the CD booklet that he and Garcia recorded songs at the Dawg Studios over a period of five years starting in August 1990, sometimes scheduled sessions sometimes spur of the moment. Shady Grove was the first album to be released from this collection of recordings. The tracks on Shady Grove were recorded on the following dates;

  • Shady Grove - June 4, 1992
  • Stealin' - June 3, 1992
  • Off to Sea Once More - February 6, 1991
  • The Sweet Sunny South - February 9, 1991
  • Louis Collins - June 2, 1992
  • Fair Ellender - September 5, 1990
  • Jackaroo - November 24, 1992
  • Casey Jones - February 9, 1991
  • Dreadful Wind and Rain - August 27, 1990
  • I Truly Understand - August 27, 1990
  • The Handsome Cabin Boy - December 16, 1990
  • Whiskey in the Jar - February 15, 1993
  • Down in the Valley - June 3, 1993
  • Hesitation Blues - date unknown
Related releases

Casey Jones and an alternate take of Stealin' are included on the Acoustic Disc sampler;

Shady Grove was included on;

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