Acoustic Disc Celebrates Legendary Bluegrass with “Breakdown” by Old & In the Way

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Friday, April 5, 2024

Acoustic Disc is thrilled to spotlight an extraordinary piece of bluegrass history this week with the featured album "Breakdown" by the iconic ensemble Old & In the Way. Originally released in 1997, this remarkable live recording showcases the virtuosic talents of Vassar Clements on fiddle, Jerry Garcia on vocals and banjo, David Grisman on mandolin and vocals, Peter Rowan on vocals and guitar, and John Kahn on acoustic bass.

"Breakdown" was recorded live at the Boarding House in San Francisco by the esteemed Owsley Stanley III. This unique collection includes six alternate versions of songs from the original groundbreaking LP, offering fans and newcomers alike a fresh perspective on these beloved tracks.

In celebration of this week's spotlight, Acoustic Disc is offering a special treat: a free mp3 download of “On and On” from the album. To download your free "treat" of the week, visit Acoustic Disc and follow the simple download instructions for either computer or phone.

The full tracklist of "Breakdown" not only features the free download highlight “On and On” but also includes classics such as "Midnight Moonlight," "Panama Red," and "Wild Horses," showcasing the unparalleled synergy and musicality of this short-lived yet unforgettable bluegrass band.

Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the rich sounds of bluegrass music history. "Breakdown" is available for download at the special price of $10.00, offering both new listeners and long-time fans the chance to experience the magic of Old & In the Way’s legendary performance.

For additional information about "Breakdown" and other Acoustic Disc offerings, please visit Acoustic Disc. Join us in celebrating the enduring legacy of Old & In the Way and the timeless appeal of bluegrass music.

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