David Grisman

Genres: Action & Adventure Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Descriptive "tags": bluegrass mandolin jazz acoustic folk newgrass Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

23 March 1945, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. An accomplished mandolin player, Grisman forged his reputation on the mid-60s US bluegrass circuit as a member of several New York-based attractions, including the Washington Square Ramblers, the Galaxy Mountain Boys and the Even Dozen Jug Band. In 1966 Grisman joined Red Allen’s band the Kentuckians, but the following year teamed with fellow enthusiast and songwriter Peter Rowan in the Boston rock act Earth Opera. This fascinating unit completed two albums, after which Grisman moved to San Francisco where he renewed an acquaintance with Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. The mandolin player contributed to the band’s stellar 1970 recording American Beauty before participating in several informal aggregations, notably Muleskinner, Old And In The Way and the Great American String Band.

Grisman then recorded as a solo act, and as leader of the David Grisman Quintet (DGQ), which initially...

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