David Grisman / David Grisman Quintet

Born March 23, 1945, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.

Even Dozen Jug Band (July 1963 - June 1964)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Stefan Grossman - guitar/vocals - b. April 16, 1945, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Pete Jacobson - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Katz - guitar - b. May 9, 1945, New York City, New York, USA - formerly with Dave Van Ronk's Ragtime Jug Stompers.
  • John Sebastian - harmonica - b. John Benson Sebastian, March 17, 1944, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Joshua Rifkin - piano/kazoo - b. April 22, 1944, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Fred Weisz - Fiddle
  • Bob Gurland - trumpet
  • Peter Siegel - trumpet
  • Maria D'Amato (Maria Muldaur) - violin/vocals - b. Maria Grazia Rosa Dominica Mauldaur, September 12, 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Danny Lauffer - jug
  • Peggy Haines - jug
Albums:
  1. "Even Dozen Jug Band" (1963)
  2. "Jug Band Music & Rags" (1963)
John Sebastian forms The Mugwumps and later forms The Lovin' SpoonfulSteve Katz joins Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Earth Opera (1967 - 1969)

Muleskinner (1972)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Peter Rowan - guitar/vocals - formerly with Seatrain.
  • Richard Greene - fiddle - formerly with Jim Kweskin's Jug Band and Seatrain.
  • Clarence White - guitar/vocals - b. Clarence LeBlanc, June 7, 1944, Madawaska, Maine, USA; d. July 15, 1973, Palmdale, California, USA - formerly with The Kentucky Colonels and The Byrds.
  • Bill Keith - banjo

Old and In the Way (1973)

The Great American Music Band (1974)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Richard Greene - violin
  • Joe Carroll - bass
  • John Carlini - guitar
  • Ellen Kearney - guitar/vocals

The David Grisman Quintet I (Spring 1975 - Oct. 1975)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Todd Phillips - mandolin
  • Joe Carroll - bass
  • Darol Anger - violin

The David Grisman Quintet II (Oct. 1975 - May 1976)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Tony Rice - guitar - formerly with J.D. Crowe & The New South.
  • Todd Phillips - mandolin
  • Darol Anger - violin
  • Joe Carroll - bass

The David Grisman Quintet III (May 1976 - 1977)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Tony Rice - guitar
  • Todd Phillips - mandolin
  • Darol Anger - violin
  • Bill Amatneek - bass
Album:
  1. "The David Grisman Quintet" (1977)

The David Grisman Quintet IV (1977 - 1979)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Tony Rice - guitar
  • Darol Anger - violin
  • Mike Marshall - fiddle/mandolin
  • Todd Phillips - bass
Album:
  1. "Hot Dawg" (1979) (with Stephane Grappelli)

The David Grisman Quintet V (1979 - 1981)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Mark O'Connor - guitar
  • Darol Anger - violin/cello/violectra
  • Mike Marshall - fiddle/mandolin/guitar
  • Rob Wasserman - bass
Album:
  1. "Quintet '80" (1980)
  2. "Stephane Grappelli / David Grisman Live" (1981) (with Stephane Grappelli)

The David Grisman Quintet VI (1981 - 1984)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Darol Anger - violin
  • Mike Marshall - guitar/mandola
  • Rob Wasserman - bass
Album:
  1. "Mondo Mando" (1981)
  2. "Dawg Jazz / Dawg Grass" (1983)
  3. "Acoustic Christmas" (1983)

The David Grisman Quintet VII (1984)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Jim Buchanan - fiddle
  • Eric Silver - guitar/mandolin/banjo
  • Rob Wasserman - bass

The David Grisman Quintet VIII (1984 - 1985)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Jim Buchanan - fiddle
  • Jon Sholle - guitar
  • Rob Wasserman - bass
Album:
  1. "Acousticity" (1985)

The David Grisman Quintet IX (1985 - 1989)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Dimitri Vandellos - guitar
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • George Marsh - drums
Album:
  1. "Svingin' With Svend" (1986)

The David Grisman Quintet X (1989)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • John Carlini - guitar
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • Joe Craven - percussion

The David Grisman Quintet XI (1989 - 1991)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • John Carlini - guitar
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • Matt Eakle - flute
  • Joe Craven - percussion
Album:
  1. "Dawg '90" (1990)

The David Grisman Quintet XII (1991 - 1994)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Rick Montgomery - guitar
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • Matt Eakle - flute
  • Joe Craven - percussion
Album:
  1. "Dawgwood" (1993)

The David Grisman Quintet XIII (1994 - 1996)
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Enrique Coria - guitar
  • James Kerwin - bass
  • Matt Eakle - flute
  • Joe Craven - percussion
Album:
  1. "Dawganova" (1995)

Solo Albums:
  1. "The David Grisman Rounder Album" (1976)
  2. "Early Dawg" (1981)
  3. "Here Today" (1982) (with Vince Gill, Herb Pederson, Jim Buchanan, and Emory Gordy)
  4. "Mandolin Abstractions" (1983) (with Andy Statman)
  5. "Home is Where the Heart Is" (1988)
  6. "Jerry Garcia / David Grisman" (1991) (with Jerry Garcia)
  7. "Not for Kids Only" (1993) (with Jerry Garcia)
  8. "Common Chord" (1993) (with concert violinist Daniel Kobialka)
  9. "Tone Poems" (1994) (with Tony Rice)
  10. "Songs of Our Fathers" (1995) (with Andy Statman)
  11. "Tone Poems II" (1995) (with Martin Taylor)
  12. "Shady Grove" (1996) (with Jerry Garcia)
  13. "Doc & Dawg" (1997) (with Doc Watson)
  14. "So What" (1998) (with Jerry Garcia)
  15. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (1999)
  16. "Retrograss" (1999)
  17. "Dawg Duos" (1999)
  18. "The Pizza Tapes" (2000) (with Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice)
  19. "Tone Poems 3: The Sounds of the Great Slide & Resophonic Instruments" (2000)
  20. "New River" (2001)
  21. "Traversata" [live] (2001)
  22. "Grateful Dawg" (2001) (with Jerry Garcia)
  23. "Dawgnation" (2002)
  24. "Life of Sorrow" (2003)
  25. "Hold On We're Strummin'" (2003) (with Sam Bush)
  26. "Been All Around This World" (2004) (with Jerry Garcia)
  27. "New Shabbos Waltz" (2006)
  28. "Dawg's Groove" (2006)
  29. "DGBX" (2006)
  30. "Satisfied" (2007)

Compilations:
  1. "DGQ-20: A Twenty Year Retrospective" (3-CD box set) (1996) - If you think you've heard all of the David Grisman Quintet's stuff before, you haven't.  This box set contains ALL previously unreleased material, including many live versions of tunes from their earlier classic albums.  The only thing I'm not crazy about is the "free-form" jazz song, "Free Dawg Night".  Other than this, it's all ESSENTIAL STUFF!

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