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Album Review

Grateful Dead: American Beauty: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "American Beauty: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

If it's true the Grateful Dead epitomize the counter culture of the Sixties, it's also true the iconic group embraced the following decade on its very own terms, at least at the outset of the period. Workingman's Dead (Warner Bros., 1970) represents an authoritative and confident statement of artistic purpose, while its companion piece, American Beauty (Warner Bros., 1970), is an even more staunch and exquisite declaration of style, one based on folk and country roots almost diametrically opposed to ...

Album Review

Tommy "GCP" Emanuel & David "Dawg" Grisman: Pickin'

Read "Pickin'" reviewed by Matt Hooke

Listening to Pickin' begs why it took so long for guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and mandolinist David Grisman to collaborate. The album is not a mere showcase for the duo's considerable technical abilities but is a showcase for Grisman's phenomenal songwriting. Grisman wrote every song on the album except the standard “Sweet Georgia Brown," and the Australian drinking song “Waltzing Matilda." The album has Grisman's “Dawg Music" style, a unique mix of bluegrass, jazz, and folk, flowing through its veins. Emmanuel, ...

Live Review

David Grisman Sextet at Chautauqua Auditorium

Read "David Grisman Sextet at Chautauqua Auditorium" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

David Grisman Sextet Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, Colorado August 12, 2016 Wag More, Bark Less. That's a popular bumper sticker, but it could also be a theme, a motto, a catch phrase or even the guiding philosophy for the David Grisman Sextet whenever it unleashes its very own “Dawg Music." Friday night at the Chautauqua auditorium in Boulder, there was no barking. And if the musicians had been lucky enough to have tails, the wagging would ...

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Del & Dawg at the Ryman Auditorium

Read "Del & Dawg at the Ryman Auditorium" reviewed by William Levine

Del & Dawg Ryman Auditorium jny: Nashville, TN June 30, 2016 When the old-school country DJ Eddie Stubbs introduced the concert's starring duo, he acknowledged the lack of a suitable category, especially for David Grisman's career, which from the beginning grew well beyond classic bluegrass mandolin and steadily embraced jazz, rock, and folk styles. “Americana" is a rather bland, excessively broad marketing term, and “acoustic contemporary," besides sounding badly dated these days, ...

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David Grisman & Denny Zeitlin: New River

Read "New River" reviewed by David Adler

This set features two eclectic Californians, mandolinist David Grisman and pianist Denny Zeitlin, in a lively and unusual duo setting. The contrast between mandolin and piano couldn’t be greater, of course. Zeitlin’s orchestral playing, with its expansive timbral range and resonating low end, does most of the heavy lifting. Grisman’s instrument has its inherent limitations — tiny neck, circumscribed harmonic capacity, somewhat tinny sound. But Grisman is a master at wringing the unexpected from those eight strings. Not only does ...

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Performance / Tour

Jazz This Week: Lou Donaldson, Alarm Will Sound, Three Tenors of St. Louis, David Grisman, ST. Louis Stompers, and More

Jazz This Week: Lou Donaldson, Alarm Will Sound, Three Tenors of St. Louis, David Grisman, ST. Louis Stompers, and More

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

Though Cardinal baseball may be preoccupying large segments of the populace in St. Louis, the fall jazz and creative music presenting season nevertheless continues this week with a full slate of performances in a wide variety of styles. Music fans who care to venture forth into clubs and concert halls over the next few days will find everything from traditional New Orleans jazz  to bluesy, bop-inflected saxophone from an old-school jazz master to top touring groups showcasing recombinant genres rooted ...



David Grisman: New Website Featuring Garcia Material

David Grisman: New Website Featuring Garcia Material

Source: JamBase


David Grisman David Grisman has announced the arrival of his new website, www.acousticoasis.com, featuring new and previously unreleased projects that are now available as high-quality digital downloads, exclusively through this site. All projects include downloadable graphics (CD covers, tray cards and labels) and cost is less than most other download sites. ...


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David Grisman Quintet Featuring Frank Vignola Thursday July 19 @ 7PM & 9:30PM NYC Rockin' the River Cruises

David Grisman Quintet Featuring Frank Vignola  Thursday July 19 @ 7PM & 9:30PM NYC Rockin' the River Cruises

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

On Thursday, July 19th, the David Grisman Quintet featuring guitarist Frank Vignola, will perform his unique variety of bluegrass and gypsy music referred to as “dawg music". They will perform at 7pm & 9:30pm as part of the NYC Rockin' the River Cruises (http:// www.rtrcruises.com/) and will be the first East Coast performance with the new line-up. Each NYC RTR Cruise is a scenic tour and live music event in the most intimate and friendly concert setting you've ever experienced. ...



New Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Release Set For April 6, 2004

New Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Release Set For April 6, 2004

Source: All About Jazz

George Cole
guitar, acoustic
Walt Pitts
guitar and vocals
The New Acoustic Collective
band / ensemble / orchestra




Jerry Garcia
guitar, electric
Jerry Douglas

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