The relationship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman was a long and beautiful one, producing some of the most heartfelt music of either musician’s career. Dating back to the early 1960’s, Garcia and Grisman were part of the same music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, and again teamed up for the Old And In The Way sessions. However, it wasn’t until 1990 when the two officially joined forces as Garcia & Grisman, recording many sessions together and occasionally playing live.
Much to our delight, footage from their very first concert at the original Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA has re-surfaced. Taken on December 17th, 1990, it appears filmmaker Jesse Block has restored the quality of this video footage significantly, allowing for a breathtaking audio-visual experience. Garcia and Grisman are both in top form, and it’s a treat to see them in action. With bassist Jim Kerwin and percussionist Joe Craven adding some color to the performance, this is one for the ages.
Watch the full show footage, streaming below.
Setlist: Garcia & Grisman at Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA – 12/17/90
One Set: The Thrill is Gone, When First Unto This Country, Grateful Dawg, Spring In California, Off To Sea Once More, So What?, Two Soldiers, Dawg’s Waltz, Russian Lullaby