To go along with
the slew of post-Garcia, Garcia related recordings being put on the market,
mandolin maestro David Grisman, a longtime collaborator of Garcia's, recently
speculated about the possibility of releasing an album's worth of material the
two recorded every year on Garcia's birthday. "It would be a tribute of sorts,"
Grisman said. "I have enough material down for three or four whole albums."
Grisman's record label, Acoustic Disc, has released two of the duo's
collaborations so far: Garcia/Grisman and Not For Kids Only, a
collection of traditional children's tunes. In addition, Acoustic Dics just
released a bunch of previously unavailable material from Old and In The Way,
the early '70s bluegrass band that featured both Grisman and Garcia (on banjo).
Grisman, one of Garcia's closest friends, is obviously deeply affected by
Garcia's death. "I'm still in a sort of denial," he said during a recent
interview. "Going through the stuff we recorded together is one way of keeping
his spirit alive in me."