Sunday Bluegrass: Grateful Dawg

Words By J-man

When it comes to Americana/folk/bluegrass music, most know of the Jerry Garcia/David Grisman Story. The combination of Jerry's "Grateful" music, crossed with David's "Dawg" music created a beautiful blend of what we now know as "Grateful Dawg." Their early bluegrass beginning with Old and in The Way (with Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan and John Kahn) helped to pave the road for a more expansive duo experience.

Garcia/Grisman was very influential in helping to bring several younger generations, and "Deadheads" to the bluegrass scene with their deep-rooted, advanced rhythms and Melodies. The solid relationship both as friends and musical partners was evident in everything that David and Jerry did together. This was no more apparent than on the "Pizza Tapes", an album made over the course of two evenings, with the accompaniment of Tony Rice.

There is no better time than now to explore Garcia/Grisman...

"The Pizza Tapes" on Amazon.


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