Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mandolin fireworks with the David Grisman Folkjazz Trio featuring Jim Hurst and Samson Grisman at the Iron Horse on Sunday, July 3rd at 7PM...and Monday's a holiday.

Sunday, July 3rd is followed by Monday’s 4th of July holiday so why not come out to see the David Grisman FolkJazz Trio without any worries of waking the next day?  After attending one of guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Jim Hurst's remarkable solo performances, David was inspired to form this trio, with Jim and David's son Samson Grisman on bass, to explore some of their common roots in folk, country and jazz.
A brilliant mandolinist who has forged his own inimitable musical path, David is known far and wide for his "dawg" music, a jubilant, highly intricate, harmonically advanced hybrid of many different stylistic influences (swing, bluegrass, Latin, jazz, gypsy). In addition to his own renowned groups including David Grisman Quintet, Old and In the Way, and the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience (DGBX), David has recorded more than 40 albums (five of which won Grammy nominations) with everyone from the Grateful Dead to Bonnie Raitt.

Influenced by the likes of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and many others, Kentucky-born Jim's finger-style playing, musical compositions, and groundbreaking arrangements reference country, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. He has played stints with Holly Dunn's Rio Band, Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans, Travis Tritt, Claire Lynch, and Missy Raines, the award-winning bassist.

Bassist Samson has been playing gigs most of his life, as you might imagine. In addition to playing in DGBX, Samson plays double bass in the Deadly Gentlemen, a self-described "epic folk and grasscore" band.

Tickets are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.

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