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Jerry Garcia's Early Studio Recordings Set For Release

10/16/2016
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Jerry Garcia

(Classic Rock) Jerry Garcia's early studio recordings will be released as a new record Folk Time on November 11 and a track from the album is streaming online. Dating back to 1962, it sees the late Grateful Dead guitarist, then 20, on lead vocals, banjo and guitar in his folk and bluegrass band, Hart Valley Drifters.

It also features his longtime Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter on bass, David Nelson on guitar, Norm Van Maastricht on dobro and Ken Frankel on banjo, fiddle and guitar.

They recorded the songs during autumn of that year at Stanford University's KZU radio station in two sessions named Folk Time and Flint Hill Special, which were organised by DJ Ted Claire. They covered tracks by American songwriters including the Stanley Brothers, Dock Boggs and the Mississippi Sheiks along with a variety of traditional folk songs. Listen to their cover of folk classic Roving Gambler here.

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