Just listened to the first reel! What a great album! As most of you know, I rarely stray from classical music (except for Carpenters, Joni Mitchell and a few others.) I had never heard Jerry Garcia and even thought Dave Grisman was a pianist! (that was probably Dave Grusin). Anyway, I thought I would sample a little bits of the album, but listened all the way through. First the music is quite delightful - not progressive rock - but more like folk - country music. Both Garcia and particularly Grisman are fine instrumentalists, and Garcia sings in about half the songs, with a pleasant enough voice. The others are instrumentals. Not sure whether the Grateful Dead sound like this - probably am not adventurous enough to try them out, unless they appear in the Tape Project.
The sonics are very real - I think a close second to the Little Hatch album, which is the most real of all the TP albums so far IMHO. The tapes are very full - almost 30 minutes for each one - the result I am sure of having the original made for CD lengths, even though recorded in analogue.
Those with higher subscription numbers are going to have to wait a bit, but you will have a real treat in store (if you go to the Dagogo show next weekend, Dan will be playing the whole album Saturday night - along with Jacqui Naylor).