Jerry Garcia & David Grisman: “Hesitation Blues” from Shady Grove

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Jerry Garcia & David Grisman: Shady Grove

About “Hesitation Blues”

“Hesitation Blues” is a hidden song by Jerry Garcia & David Grisman from their album Shady Grove.

The take ends with some studio chatter including Jerry saying, “That sounds fucking great!”

“Hesitation Blues” is a traditional blues/folk song that has been performed by numerous artists over the years. The origins of the song are unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the southern United States in the late 19th century.

“Hesitation Blues” has been covered by a variety of artists, including Janis Joplin, Dave Van Ronk, and Hot Tuna. The song remains a classic example of traditional blues/folk music and continues to be performed by musicians today.

About Shady Grove

The album Shady Grove by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman was released in 1996 and is a wonderful collaboration between two master musicians. Garcia, best known as the lead guitarist and singer for the Grateful Dead, and Grisman, a virtuoso mandolin player, had a long musical friendship and this album showcases their tight musical bond.

The album features traditional bluegrass and folk songs, with a few Garcia/Grateful Dead compositions thrown in for good measure. The stripped-down instrumentation, with Garcia on guitar and Grisman on mandolin, creates a warm and intimate sound that perfectly suits the material.

The standout tracks include “Shady Grove”, “Louis Collins”, and “Stealin'”, but the entire album is a pleasure to listen to. It’s clear that Garcia and Grisman had a deep respect for each other’s musicianship, and this album is a testament to their musical chemistry. Shady Grove is a must-listen for fans of bluegrass, folk, and the Grateful Dead.

How to find “Hesitation Blues”

On CD: Play through the last track (“Down In The Valley”)

Listen to “Hesitation Blues”

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