Category: Dawg-Music

Old & In The Way “Old & In The Way”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#621 in the series.) is  Old and In The Way. Five great musicians getting together for some great pickin’ and singin.’ I guess you could call it bluegrass but there’s more than a hint of old fashioned mountain music thrown in. For those of you not familiar with this project, Old and In the Way were Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals), David Grisman (mandolin, vocals), John Kahn (bass), Vassar Clements (fiddle) and Jerry Garcia (banjo, vocals.) Can I name a stand out cut? No, not really since EVERY track is a must listen. There’s no filler on this classic. This live album was recorded and released in October, 1973.  One you should be familiar...

David Grisman "Hot Dawg"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is David Grisman, “Hot Dawg.” What a wonderful sounding piece of music. Not really bluegrass, but pretty close. David calls his music, Dawg Music. This was an album that I could listen to front to back day after day. David, mandolin, was performing with a quintet during this period. Band members included, Tony Rice on guitar, Darol Anger on violin, Mike Marshall on violin and mandolin, and Tony Phillips on bass. All heavyweights! Highlights include ’16…16, Dawg’s Bull,Minor Swing’ and ‘Neon Tetra.’ But listen to the whole album. You won’t be disappointed. “Hot Dawg” reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Charts early into 1979. Personnel David Grisman – mandolin Tony Rice – guitar...