David Grisman Finds Harmony With Jesse McReynolds
The Jesse McReynolds Garcia idolized
Longtime Jerry Garcia associate and bluegrass mandolin player David Grisman sat in with Grammy-nominated bluegrass icon Jesse McReynolds Saturday at Santa Rosa, CA’s Harmony Festival. Grisman joined McReynolds on mandolin for covers of “Deep Elem Blues,” “Black Muddy River” and “Alabama Getaway.” McReynolds also sat in with the David Nelson Band on Friday at the Harmony Festival during a tribute to Jerry Garcia and LSD guru Owsely Stanley. The jam also featured appearances by members of Railroad Earth and Zero. McReynolds—one of Garcia’s bluegrass heroes—has recently entered the Grateful Dead family through his new Garcia/Robert Hunter tribute album.