Thursday, August 20, 2009

David Grier - "Evocative"

David Grier's newest album "Evocative" was released back in June and it's being called "daring, innovative and, at the same time, as satisfying and comfortable as favorite shoes."

With guests ranging from Stuart Duncan, Noam Pikelny and Victor Wooten to Jeff Taylor, John Gardner and Paul Franklin, "Evocative" is a creative and emotional exposure of acoustic music. Each song is different in its own right, from the apprehensiveness of "Meditate" to the rambling and steady state of "Four Dogs Jogging." David hasn't left his bluegrass roots behind on "Evocative" though he has expanded his musical view and style in a way listeners haven't heard before.

For the past several years, David has been voted by the members of the International Bluegrass Music Association as Best Guitar Player of the Year. He has appeared on two Grammy- winning recordings: "True Life Blues-A Tribute to Bill Monroe" and "The Great Dobro Sessions." David is also included in the book, "1,000 Great Guitarists." His inspiration to learn guitar came from exposure to Bill Monroe while his father, Lamar Grier, played banjo for the Blue Grass Boys in the middle 1960s.

In addition to touring solo, David also appears as the guitarist for Psychograss.

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