It’s time for Volume 9 in the Stormy Mondays acoustic series, and this time it’s a mix just right for the upcoming holiday. We open with Aimless Peacock from the Black Crowes sessions at Levon’s barn, a big spinning, communal tune. Next is XVSK, Trevor Exeter and John Kimock’s cello and bass duo, with a tune called Natalie — good music in the Wood Brothers vein. Neil Young does Pocahontas, followed by Garcia and Grisman’s version of The Thrill Is Gone. Every time I hear this track I think that the great musical tragedy of Garcia’s death was not no more Grateful Dead music, but no more Garcia Grisman music.
The Barr Brothers do a live version of Ooh Belle from earlier this year (it’s a great thing that their getting some real press with the label release of their fantastic album from last year), and finally Jerry Joseph and Steve Kimock finish things out with a long, soulful and utterly appropriate Supper’s Ready. As always, enjoy!