A week later the same group played there again and recorded the second of these sessions. Old & In The Way would become one of the most influential groups in Bluegrass history.
Now forty years later, both shows are being released as High Definition (24 bit, 96 khz) downloads on Grisman's www.AcousticOasis.com. This will be the first release of the complete shows by this unique ensemble and includes 55 tracks, 14 of which have never been released in any format.
Old & in the Way made a huge impact on the bluegrass world. Not only did it feature former Blue Grass Boys, it also brought a new musical experience to the bluegrass community. The Boarding House shows were recorded by none other than Owsley Stanley III, aka "Bear."
"Although we didn’t realize what an impact this music would have at the time, we had a lot of fun playing the bluegrass music we loved and these tapes reveal that in a big way,” Grisman said in a press release announcing the set.
Here is Old & In The Way from 1973...
This anniversary album was released on October 1st which was also the 40th anniversary of the original recordings at the Boarding House. The first Old & In The Way album was released in 1975 and was hailed by some as being the "best selling bluegrass recording of all time." The 55 tracks on this historic collection are: