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Friday, June 11, 2010

Godawful Palo Alto Bluegrass Ensemble

Pete Wernick recounts spending some time in the Summer of 1963 out West, playing banjo with Jerry Garcia (mandolin!) and David Nelson in an outfit called The Godawful Palo Alto Bluegrass Ensemble.

I don't recall seeing this name in the historiography, though as I have noted before I am not particularly up on the pre-GD stuff. So I thought I'd put it down here for the (my!) record, as it were.

1 comment:

  1. This is certainly a new development. Two things stand out particularly:

    Jerry played mandolin in the Godawful Palo Alto Bluegrass Ensemble (because Pete Wernick played banjo), and

    There was a band photo of the Wildwood Boys, presumably for promotional purposes. Has anyone seen this photo?


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