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Acoustic America

David Grisman and various artists

Initial release : 2023

Acoustic Disc

A collection of tracks, mainly from the Acoustic Disc catalog, that celebrate historic acoustic instruments. The album is a musical companion to the 10-month exhibition, Acoustic America, held at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The exhibition includes instruments from David Grisman's collection. The album includes 7 previously unreleased tracks and 14 previously released tracks. Two of the previously released tracks are taken from Garcia / Grisman albums.

Tracks

  • Barcarola Giuseppe Pettine
  • Prisoner's Waltz David Grisman & Tony Rice
  • Five & Ten Cent Rag David Grisman & Danny Barnes *
  • Old Ruben David Grisman & Danny Barnes *
  • Stealin' (alternate take) Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
  • Lonesome Mama Blues / Bolero Fred Van Eps
  • Ode to Jethro David Grisman *
  • Theme from Capone David Grisman
  • It Had to Be You David Grisman & Martin Taylor
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay John Hartford & David Grisman
  • The Bridal Rose Bernardo De Pace
  • Wabash Cannonball David Grisman & Danny Barnes *
  • Big Blue Dawg Trio
  • Vintage Gintage Blues (alternate take) David Grisman & Tony Rice
  • Rudy's Theme Rudy Cipolla
  • In the Pines David Grisman *
  • Unforgettable David Grisman & Martin Taylor
  • Lover Dave Apollon
  • Rinzler's Rag David, Tracy & Sam Grisman with Danny Barnes *
  • Arabia (alternate take, excerpt) Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
  • Crystal Silence David Grisman & Martin Taylor *
* previously unreleased tracks

Musicians

Barcarola:

  • Giuseppe Pettine - mandolin
Prisoner's Waltz:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Tony Rice - guitar
Five & Ten Cent Rag:
  • Danny Barnes - 5-string banjo, tuba
  • David Grisman - 10-string mandolin
Old Ruben:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Danny Barnes - 5-string banjo
Stealin' (alternate take):
  • David Grisman - mandolin-banjo
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
  • Joe Craven - fiddle
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Lonesome Mama Blues / Bolero:
  • Fred Van Eps - 5-string banjo
  • Robert Van Eps - piano
Ode to Jethro:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
Theme from Capone:
  • David Grisman - mandocello
It Had to Be You:
  • David Grisman - mandolin, mandola, mandocello
  • Martin Taylor - guitar
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay:
  • David Grisman - tango banjo
  • John Hartford - guitar-banjo,vocals
The Bridal Rose:
  • Bernardo De Pace - mandolin
  • Nicola De Pace - guitar
Wabash Cannonball:
  • David Grisman - mandolins
  • Danny Barnes - guitar
Big Blue:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Danny Barnes - guitar
  • Sam Grisman - bass
Vintage Gintage Blues (alternate take):
  • Tony Rice - guitar
  • David Grisman - mandolin
Rudy's Theme:
  • Rudy Cipolla - mandolin
In the Pines:
  • David Grisman - mandolins, guitar
Unforgettable:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Martin Taylor - guitar
Lover:
  • Dave Apollon - mandolin
Rinzler's Rag:
  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Danny Barnes - banjo
  • Tracy Grisman - guitar
  • Sam Grisman - bass
Arabia (alternate take, excerpt):
  • David Grisman - mandola
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
  • Joe Craven - percussion
  • Jim Kerwin - bass
Crystal Silence:
  • David Grisman - mandolins
  • Martin Taylor - guitar
Credits

  • New tracks recorded by - Neville Pearsall
  • Instrument notes - Rich Walter
  • Instrument photography - Troy Sharp
  • Additional photography - Dawg Archives
  • Special thanks to Tracy Grisman, Craig Miller, Robert J. Ulrich, Rich Walter and the MIM team - Emma Travis, Josh Sawicki,Rich Walter and the MIM team - Linda Karsh, Shelby Sickler, Lila Dougherty - Dave Moretti, Danny Barnes and Paul Stubblebine
Related releases

Five & Ten Cent Rag, Old Ruben, Ode to Jethro, Wabash Cannonball, In the Pines, Rinzler's Rag and Crystal Silence are previously unreleased. The other tracks are taken from the following sources.

Barcarola:

  • Unknown
Prisoner's Waltz: Stealin' (alternate take): Lonesome Mama Blues / Bolero:
  • Lonesome Mama Blues 10" disc, Fred Van Eps, 1922?
Theme from Capone: It Had to Be You: Sitting On the Dock of the Bay:
  • Retrograss, David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger, 1999
The Bridal Rose:
  • The Bridal Rose 10" disc, Bernardo De Pace, 1928
Big Blue: Vintage Gintage Blues (alternate take): Rudy's Theme: Unforgettable: Lover: Arabia (alternate take, excerpt):
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