4Free: Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – The Apartment Demos
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan was a founding member of the Grateful Dead and his demise in 1973 marked a very significant turn in the Dead’s sound as a band and where their music would go without his presence. while the Grateful Dead became known for a variety of styles like rock, bluegrass, folk and sometimes reggae, McKernan’s soul focused on the saddest of music, the blues. McKernan’s love for those low-down, down-low bluesy blues is portrayed in purest essence in this gathering of music often referred to as The Apartment Demos. any fan of the blues will certainly love this collection – it’s raw recording adds to the soul behind the music. be sure to download this one 4Free!