Muleskinner (album)

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A Potpourri of Bluegrass Jam
1973 potpourri.jpg
Studio album by Muleskinner
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Bluegrass, progressive bluegrass
Length 34:26
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Richard Greene, Joe Boyd
Muleskinner chronology
Original Television Soundtrack
(1998)Original Television Soundtrack1998
David Grisman chronology
The Great American Eagle Tragedy
(1969) The Great American Eagle Tragedy1969
(1973) Muleskinner1973
Old and in the Way
(1975) Old and in the Way1975
Peter Rowan chronology
(1970) Seatrain1970
(1973) Muleskinner1973
Old and in the Way
(1975) Old and in the Way1975
1994 reissue cover
1994 potpourri reissue.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

Muleskinner is the eponymous debut album by the progressive bluegrass group Muleskinner,[3] recorded at the Record Plant, Hollywood, California, March 27 through April 14, 1973, and released later that year. It is their only studio album. The album was re-released by Ridge Runner in 1978 and re-issued on a compact disc in 1994[4] under the title A Potpourri of Bluegrass Jam, which was a banner on the front cover of the original album release.

Muleskinner reunited David Grisman and Peter Rowan, who had played together in the band, Earth Opera. They along with bassist John Kahn would go on to form Old and in the Way after Muleskinner disbanded.[1][5]

Shortly after the release of the album guitarist Clarence White died, and the album was subsequently dedicated to him. The band released a live album in 1998 (recorded in 1973) and re-united for a couple of one-off performances.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Muleskinner Blues" (Rodgers, Vaughn) – 3:16
  2. "Blue And Lonesome" (Jacobs) – 3:18
  3. "Footprints In The Snow" (Miller, Elliott) – 3:34
  4. "Dark Hollow" (Browning) – 2:48
  5. "Whitehouse Blues" (Traditional arr. Greene) – 2:18
  6. "Opus 57 in G Minor" (Grisman) – 2:26
  7. "Runways Of The Moon" (Roberts, Rowan) – 4:23
  8. "Roanoke" (Ahr) – 1:49
  9. "Rain and Snow" (trad., arr. Rowan) – 4:10
  10. "Soldier's Joy" (trad., arr. White) – 2:15
  11. "Blue Mule" (Rowan) – 4:28



  1. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. Muleskinner at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ Relic, Peter (March 18, 2004). "Muleskinner: A Potpourri of Bluegrass Jam > Album Review". Rolling Stone (944). p. 74. Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Kurutz, Steve. Muleskinner > Biography at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010. Muleskinner bio
  4. ^ Album info
  5. ^ Album review