In late 1993 David Grisman and Jerry Garcia released the children’s album Not For Kids Only featuring their acoustic arrangements of many well-known traditional singalongs. The following January the two musicians held a pair of concerts at The Warfield in San Francisco in which they played several of the songs that were featured on the kids’ record – and video of one of the nights has just surfaced on YouTube.
With Garcia on guitar and Grisman on mandolin, the two longtime collaborators were joined Jim Kerwin on bass and Joe Craven on percussion and violin for the two nights in the winter of 1994. The shows at The Warfield on January 12 and 13 were followed by two more Garcia/Grisman concerts in May of that year at the same storied Bay Area Venue.
Opening the January 12 show was the Not For Kids Only track “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” followed by the Grateful Dead setlist staple “Jack-A-Roe.” The lone known Garcia performances of “Dark As A Dungeon” and “Bow Wow” came next. Dead favorite “Friend Of The Devil” and the Garcia/Grisman regular “Louis Collins” closed out the first set.
“Stealin,’” which appeared in several early Dead setlists, opened the second half and was followed by the debut of the Not For Kids Only cut “Jenny Jenkins,” which would only be performed by Jerry once more at the May Warfield run that followed. One more selection from the children’s record – “When First Unto This Country” – helped round out a second set that also included renditions of Miles Davis’ “Milestones,” Jimmy Cliff’s “Sitting Here In Limbo” and the show closing “Ripple.” Video of the January 12, 1994 Garcia/Grisman show was shared on YouTube by Josh Daniel (the footage is bit dark) watch here:
Setlist (via JerryGarcia.com)
Set One: Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Jack-A-Roe, Dark As A Dungeon, Bow Wow, Two Soldiers, Friend Of The Devil, Louis Collins
Set Two: Stealin’, Jenny Jenkins, Walkin’ Boss, When First Unto This Country, Milestones, Sitting Here In Limbo, Russian Lullaby, I Ain’t Never > Bag’s Groove, Ripple