Album Review – Jerry Garcia’s Hart Valley Drifters in “Folk Time”

Album Review – Jerry Garcia’s Hart Valley Drifters in “Folk Time”

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You certainly can find better bluegrass albums released in 2016, but it might be hard to find one more remarkable or historically significant. For generations now, the true devotees of the Grateful Dead have known that Jerry Garcia’s passion for bluegrass, old time, and country music was much more than some simple lark or a passing era in the legendary jam band’s lineage. If anything, Garcia’s foray into psychedelia, where he was so immersed and seminal to that sound he was crowned Captain Trips, was the detour.

Otherwise Garcia’s career was bookended and bisected with serious specimens of country and bluegrass passion that were much more…



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