David Grisman

On August 9th, Compass Records Group will reissue trailblazing banjo player Alison Brown’s GRAMMY-nominated debut album SIMPLE PLEASURES.

Acoustic Oasis is thrilled to unveil a remarkable new digital release, “David Grisman and the Rounder Album Band: Live at Grass Valley.” This extraordinary live recording captures a unique moment in bluegrass history, showcasing the unparalleled talents of a stellar lineup.

In November 1975, David Grisman brought together an exceptional group of bluegrass musicians to record his debut LP for Rounder Records. This band included:

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Today, we celebrate the birth of a man who was the quiet, steady pulse behind some of the most beloved music in American history. John Kahn, born on this day, was not just a bassist; he was the heartbeat of Jerry Garcia's myriad musical endeavors, the unassuming yet indispensable presence that grounded Garcia's flights of fancy.

Join the festivities underground on Sunday, June 30th, for an extraordinary evening at The Caverns as we commemorate the golden anniversary of the iconic bluegrass ensemble, Old & In the Way. This special event features a once-in-a-lifetime performance by founding member Peter Rowan and the talented Sam Grisman Project, fronted by Sam Grisman, son of David Grisman, another original band member.

The Infamous Stringdusters should be way more famous.

Not to say they haven’t earned numerous accolades, including a Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album in 2018. The quintet also tops the bill at many string-based festivals. While perhaps not yet a “household name” in the bluegrass pantheon, the Stringdusters may be the worst-kept secret in the genre.

Acoustic Disc is thrilled to spotlight an extraordinary piece of bluegrass history this week with the featured album "Breakdown" by the iconic ensemble Old & In the Way. Originally released in 1997, this remarkable live recording showcases the virtuosic talents of Vassar Clements on fiddle, Jerry Garcia on vocals and banjo, David Grisman on mandolin and vocals, Peter Rowan on vocals and guitar, and John Kahn on acoustic bass.

Old and In the Way were (ironically) mostly not old – and certainly not at all in anyone’s way! – when they gathered in 1973 to play about 50 live shows. Fiddler Vassar Clements, born in 1928 and having joined Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys at 21, was still under 50. The other members of OAITW were only about 30 at the time, give or take a few years.

Step into a world where music and history intertwine at the legendary Black Oak Ranch, affectionately known as the Hog Farm and the home of the iconic Wavy Gravy since the epoch of Woodstock. This cherished site, which in the early 90s echoed with the strums of Jerry Garcia and later celebrated the famed Pignic, has been the proud host of the renowned Kate Wolf Festival for over two decades.

Peter Rowan will share the stage with Railroad Earth on New Year’s Eve at the Vic Theatre in Chicago and Grateful Web was thrilled to have a chance to talk to Peter leading up to the shows...

DEC 30TH @ 8:00PM

Chicago (The Vic Theatre) 

Bassist Sam Grisman, son of legendary mandolinist David Grisman, is forming a new band to honor the musical legacy of his father and his dear friend Jerry Garcia. Sam Grisman Project brings together a group of incredibly versatile and talented musicians who are also some of his closest friends. The core four members of the group, Grisman, Ric Robertson, Aaron Lipp, and Chris English will be touring heavily in 2023 and beyond.

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