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Event Archive - David Grisman Quintet

Sun. April 30th 2006 8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8pm - 11pm doors at 7pm
$40 Advance/$43 Door
Presented by: High Tide Entertainment/ International Arts Initiatives
High Tide Entertainment/ International Arts Initiatives presents
An Evening with.......
The David Grisman Quintet
Sunday, April 30th
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St. (Conservatory of Music)
Doors 7pm - Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $40 Advance / $43 Door ($40 + $3.75 service charge for online/phone purchases)
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 or the High Tide Box Office online at http://www.hightideconcerts.net or charge by phone 250-478-1888

(The Concert will consist of 2 X 50 minute sets, with the second set going a little longer with encore)

David Grisman's Website: http://www.dawgnet.com
For more info: http://www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts@shaw.ca
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Website: http://www.vcm.bc.ca/Met-tour.html

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For more than 40 years, mandolinist/composer David Grisman has been busy creating "dawg" music, a blend of many stylistic influences (including swing, bluegrass, latin, jazz and gypsy) so unique he gaveit its own name. In doing so, David has inspired a whole new genre of acoustic string instrumental music with style and virtuosity while creating a unique niche for himself in the world of contemporary music.

Praised for his mastery of the instrument as well as his talents as a composer, bandleader, teacher and record producer by the New York Times, David's role as an acoustic innovator continues to grow. After recording for several major and independent labels, Grisman founded his own company, Acoustic Disc, which he runs from his studio in northern California. After launching the label in 1990, David entered the most prolific period of his distinguished career, producing over 50 critically acclaimed, high quality recordings of acoustic music (five of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards).

David discovered the mandolin as a teenager growing up in New Jersey, where he met and became a disciple of mandolinist/folklorist Ralph Rinzler. Despite a warning from his piano teacher that it wasn't a "real" instrument, Grisman learned to play the mandolin in the style of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music. He took it with him to Greenwich Village where he studied English at New York University and became immersed in the proliferating folk music scene of the early 1960s.

David's interests spread to jazz in 1967, while playing in the folk-rock ensemble, Earth Opera. A failed attempt at learning to play the alto saxophone turned him into a student of jazz musicianship and theory. In the meantime, his burgeoning career as a session musician gave him experience playing other types of music and opportunities to stretch the boundaries of the mandolin. Today his discography includes recordings with Bela Fleck, the Grateful Dead, Stephane Grappelli, Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt , Earl Scruggs, Dan Fogelberg, Maria Muldaur, John Sebastian and James Taylor.

For the past 25 years, the DGQ has won numerous polls and awards and has headlined at major jazz, folk and bluegrass festivals around the world. DGQ alumni (including Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall and Darol Anger) have gone on to establish successful careers as leaders of acoustic music. Current DGQ members include bassist Jim Kerwin, multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven, flutist Matt Eakle, and Argentine guitarist Enrique Coria.David Grisman has always been a pioneer. He has deeply influenced several  generations of musicians through his own musical explorations, and with the continuing success of Acoustic Disc has helped make artist-owned independent labels a viable force in the modern music business.

David Grisman has always been a pioneer. He has deeply influenced several generations of musicians through his own musical explorations, and with the continuing success of Acoustic Disc has helped make artist-owned independent labels a viable force in the modern music business.
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