The Dawg Trio - with David Grisman, Sam Grisman, & Danny Barnes (8/31/19)

The Dawg Trio - with David Grisman, Sam Grisman, & Danny Barnes (8/31/19)

Saturday, August 31st

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40 ADV / $44 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

The Dawg Trio
The Dawg Trio
"Mandolin linchpin David Grisman’s Deadhead fandom was forever secured after his appearance on seminal Grateful Dead album American Beauty and ensuing collaborations with the late Jerry Garcia. He’s deserving of attention outside his Dead connection, however. His self-styled “Dawg music” finely and craftily mixes bluegrass, Django Reinhardt–influenced jazz, modern jazz fusion, folk, and old-world Mediterranean string band music. In the acoustic Dawg Trio, Grisman is joined by bassist son Sam Grisman and banjo slinger Danny Barnes, who’s played sideman to artists ranging from Dave Matthews to Bill Frisell." - The Stranger
David Grisman
David Grisman
For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions.

An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms — jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom — “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.
Sam Grisman
Sam Grisman
Bassist Samson Grisman from Mill Valley, California made his recording debut at age eight with John Hartford, Mike Seeger and his dad David Grisman on their Grammy-nominated Retrograss album. Since then he has played and/or recorded with Darol Anger, Luke Bulla, Noam Pikelny, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton, Martin Taylor and Sarah Jarosz, and The Milk Carton Kids among others. He’s a member of David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience and FolkJazz Trio, and has appeared on the Grand Old Opry with Jesse McReynolds and Ricky Skaggs. Sam currently resides in Nashville and plays with Lee Ann Womack and in the Brotet with Alex Hargreaves, Nat Smith and Dominick Leslie. Growing up in a music-rich environment exposed Sam to many players and styles, making him one of the “go to” bassists of his generation.
Danny Barnes
Danny Barnes
Banjo player extraordinaire Danny Barnes is the 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America," Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.

As a Texas native and one of bluegrass music's most distinctive and innovative performers, Barnes is known for blending together different sounds in order to defy labeling. His desire to pick up the banjo stemmed from a Grandpa Jones and Stringbean concert he attended as a child. Moved by the performance, Barnes was first inspired to learn how to play the banjo at age ten. He continued his musical endeavors at the University of Texas, where he focused his studies on audio production and discovered his passion for recording music.