The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8432   Message #1033222
Posted By: GUEST,pdq
10-Oct-03 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Deep Elem Blues / Deep Ellum / Deep Elm
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Elem Blues (?)
Much of the traditional material done by the Grateful Dead was from Jerry Garcia. He spent the early sixties hanging out with David Grisman, Peter Rowan and other Bluegrass fans. His approach to this song is more Frank Wakefield than Doc Watson. Wakefield is one of the most origional and brilliant mandolin players ever, and has done at least three CDs in the last few years. Wakefield credits John Hurt and Bukka White as his sources, both of whom claimed to be familiar with this district in Dallas.