Friday, August 7, 2020

Arkansas Traveler - David Grisman and Jerry Garcia

During one of my $1 CD runs to Half Price Books, I found an album by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman that I just had to have. I had no idea what the subject matter was, it was just by the two of them.
The album was Not For Kids Only, an album of mostly kids songs. However, I was incredibly attracted to one song on the list, Arkansas Traveler.
I never realized that this tune was quite so popular, or that so many versions of the tune and story exist. There are an incredible number of very good musicians who have covered this song, but I still like Garcia and Grisman's take on it. Their lyrics tell the old Dad jokes over again with a fresh veneer, and of course nail the music.
As the album says, it's not for kids only.

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