Black Muddy River

Song composer(s)

Garcia, Jerry / Hunter, Robert

Grateful Dead Recordings

In The Dark (1987)
Grateful Dead 1977-1995 (1996)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Norma Waterson : Norma Waterson (1996)


In an interview in 1987 Garcia spoke about Black Muddy River;

"Black Muddy River is about the perspective of age and making a decision about the necessity of living in spite of a rough time, and the ravages of anything else that's going to come at you. When I wrote it, I was writing about how I felt about being forty five years old and what I've been through. And then when I was done with it obviously it was for the Dead."