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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Old And In The Way at the Granada Theater, Santa Barbara

Several years ago, Richard Greene was kind enough to work through some of his old datebooks with me over the phone. He showed himself at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara on Thursday, April 12, 1973, a date for which no Old And In The Way (OAITW) gig has been listed. I thought it was possible that he was playing with someone else this night --the man has always been highly sought after-- but I listed it as OAITW and vowed to check for clarification the next time I found myself in S.B. In the meantime, I even surmised that one of the undated OAITW live sets in circulation could be the very show, given the provenance of the tape, the room feel, other details.

I don't know about the tape, but I did turn up more confirmation for the gig

! ad: Daily Nexus, April 12, 1973, p. 5.

Nice to see Doc Watson opening the show, a year before he and Jer would share billings at the Golden State Country Bluegrass Festival in Marin. Note two shows. Note further that Richard doesn't make the billing, though he was apparently there.

Anyway, this is now pinned down just a little bit more. And here's the Granada in the present time:
Last note: the ad here says "Theatre", but Cinema Treasures and a 1975 LOM ad both say 'er', so I will go with the latter spelling.

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