Poor Man’s Whiskey will perform the music of Old and in the Way at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on May 8. The performance will also feature guest appearance by Old and in the Way’s Peter Rowan and String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang. Former Relix Jam Off winner Ten Mile Tide will open the night.
A note from the band reads:
Old and in the Way was a bluegrass super group comprised of Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vasser Clements, and John Kahn. Their self titled album, released in 1975, has influenced a generation of artists over a wide spectrum of musical genres. Many musicians, including members of PMW, cite this album as their introduction to bluegrass music. Poor Man’s Whiskey will feature and an all star cast of bay area musicians to join them for the night in celebrating the music of this landmark album. In step with their traditions, PMW has ‘Whiskified’ the album to create their own exciting interpretation that pays homage to the original while exploring new sonic terrain. Their international hit, ‘Darkside of the Moonshine’, is a fitting testament to PMW’s ability to rework a masterpiece into a unique and exciting musical experience.