Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Friend Of The Devil (Live on Letterman in 1993)
This is an unexpected treat – a clip of Jerry Garcia and David Grisman performing “Friend Of The Devil”. Always a fruitful musical combination, this one is extra special because it’s from the Late Show With David Letterman, 22 years ago today. I ran across this video earlier today in my Facebook newsfeed, and it was a good moment. In addition to Garcia and Grisman, Bernie Worrell is in the band, too. That was something else I didn’t expect. It turns out Worrell helped put together the original CBS Orchestra with Paul Schaffer. Schaffer is in the video, too, playing a little piano I haven’t seen before. In fact, the entire CBS Orchestra plays on the track, but scaled back considerably, with the focus on Jerry’s vulnerable vocal delivery.