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David Grisman's Acoustic Oasis Web Site Launches

By Mandolin Cafe
April 2, 2010 - 8:15 am

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Acoustic Oasis

Acoustic Oasis

San Rafael, Calif. — David Grisman has announced the launch of his Acoustic Oasis, a web site featuring new and previously unreleased exclusive projects that are now available as high-quality digital downloads.

All projects include downloadable graphics (CD covers, tray cards and labels) and cost is less than most other downloads sites.

Among the initial Acoustic Oasis releases are extended versions of Acoustic Disc projects like the 170-minute Extra Large Pizza Tapes with Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice and David Grisman, exceptional live performances like The Bluegrass Quintet - Live in Japan, vintage recordings of historical importance such as Giovanni Gioviale - Italian Mandolin & Banjo Classics, out-of-print gems like jazzmaster Don Stiernberg's Mandolin Restaurant and new Oasis recordings like Slapback by mandolin whiz-kid Josh Pinkham and his grandfather, Texas swing legend Jerry Thomasson.

Also available are videos, educational materials, special bargain compilations, free streaming radio & TV, and a free daily download. New releases and features will be coming out monthly.

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Acoustic Oasis

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Backlineman
April 04, 2010 04:23 PM
I tried to download a "cd" or collection of songs from this new site, paying with Paypal, and the download was unsuccessful. Tried the download three times. Never worked. My emails to the "Contact us" email all bounced back, undeliverable. I guess I'll dispute the Paypal charge. Has anyone successfully purchased any muscic from this site?
Rob Fowler
April 04, 2010 04:49 PM
I also had that problem with the "contact us" email.
Backlineman
April 04, 2010 05:04 PM
Thanks.... I wasn't sure if it was my email or there's. I guess I'll go directly to PayPal for the refund.
JFDilmando
April 04, 2010 05:20 PM
don't you just HATE it when people get things up on the internet and don't assure that it all works.... especially for a commercial site....
Really poor biz practice.
mcH
April 04, 2010 05:49 PM
The site advertises lots of free downloads, but I never could find one, even when I found the CD it was coming from. I guess just another "bug" in the system.
cmmang
April 04, 2010 06:52 PM
Sorry you were having a problem. The contact e-mail is now working...Feel free to contact us as we have had many download purchases without any problems.
cmmang
April 04, 2010 06:53 PM
When you view the site, you will need to go into the different rooms and look at the bottom of each page to find the free mp3 "Bone".
Glassweb
April 04, 2010 11:47 PM
Craig and David... so far I've downloaded the Complete Pizza Tapes and Giovanni Gioviale with no problems whatsoever. My god, what amazing stuff! Can't thank you enough for putting such wonderful, evocative music into the ears and hearts of those who appreciate genuine, timeless and soulful music. Keep 'em comin' boys...
Jim Murton
April 05, 2010 05:34 PM
I purchased the complete pizza tapes using pay pal with no problems.hopefully things will work out for you.
BTW the pizza tapes are great.I have the original version and its nice to hear all the extra songs/banter.it even sounds better than the original.
Rob Fowler
April 05, 2010 06:22 PM
Re: free downloads on the site. The first day it was up I couldn't find the free download in any of the rooms of the DAWG house(?). The second day I looked I was able to find it so it should be findable.

This site really is amazing for the amount of previously unreleased material! Amazing....can't wait to start making money again so I can purchase some of it!
doc holiday
April 06, 2010 09:25 AM
I'm looking forward to some great music from this site. I accept that there is a long and complicated chain from David Grisman's website to my livingroom, and as has been pointed out to me by IS guys more than a few times.....complications and errors can happen anywhere in between. Thanks for preserving a lot of incredible music over the years! smile
nobullmando74
April 06, 2010 11:20 AM
I'm not sure if it's the site or what, but when I went to it. It took a really, really , long time to load the pages. Anyone else have this problem?
Rob Fowler
April 06, 2010 01:53 PM
The first day the site was up and I looked at it it took a LOOOONG time to load each page. Since then I haven't had a problem, though.

I'm not really getting the "free download" thing though. I don't see a way to actually download the freebie to something like my itunes music collection but can only play it in a quicktime window. Anybody else have that issue or is that actually what the free download is: your only able to listen to it?
Mandomax
April 06, 2010 02:29 PM
What is the name of the song that plays on the intro page? I dig it the most!
G'DAE
April 07, 2010 07:56 PM
Rob: right click and save target as
Rob Fowler
April 07, 2010 08:17 PM
Thanks, G'DAE! Will do.....
swampstomper
April 08, 2010 05:58 AM
Quote from Mandomax: What is the name of the song that plays on the intro page? I dig it the most! End Quote

It drives me crazy when a site plays music as soon as one navigates to it... very embarassing if one is ... hmm.. "researching" the web while at work. DG is not the only one that does this, I really hate it. I know I can turn off sound but of course there are other times I want it (the Tube etc.) and I often forget.
Backlineman
April 08, 2010 02:14 PM
Buyer Beware:

I'm really struggling with getting a refund for some songs I paid for but couldn't download from this new site. After many download attempts, and after several emails bounced back undeliverable to the "contact us" email on the the site, I'm, now being told by the "Help desk" for Livedownloads.com (site operator for nugs.net Enterprises?) that: "Refunds are complicated because the artist has already received the payment." All of this through the PayPal "resolution center." I guess I'll just have to dispute the credit card charge to PayPal. Kinda burnt out on the whole thing. Seems like a lot of time and effort to go through to recoup a measly $6.95, I spent on nothing.
Backlineman
April 12, 2010 04:30 PM
To be fair and complete, I did get finally a refund of $6.95 to my PayPal account for the downloads that didn't work. So at least the customer service wheels do turn, if not slowly.
Darren Bailey
April 13, 2010 01:24 AM
I bought a download and had no problems. I downloaded each track individually rather than the album as a sinlge item.
grassrootphilosopher
April 13, 2010 03:02 AM
I really dig the living room tv. Is there a way to fast forward the clips, or do you have to watch through them?

I feel ambiguous towards the music that starts "unwanted" when the page loads. I certainly do see swampstomper's point. Maybe there's a way of choosing to enter a site with and without music - or programming the site that way?

While I have not downloaded anything online yet (and simply hate PayPal), how's the sound quality? I figure the downloads are mp3. What's their sample rate?

As an "appendix": Albums like the Japan tour with Tony Rice and Bill Keith are just incredibly wonderful as suchlike albums have wonderful "traditional" music with an interesting twist. You have to love it.
billkilpatrick
April 13, 2010 03:17 AM
just checked out the site - wonderful ... i think colonel mustard did it with the wrench.
Philippe Bony
April 13, 2010 03:53 AM
Quote from grassrootphilosopher: I really dig the living room tv. Is there a way to fast forward the clips, or do you have to watch through them?

I feel ambiguous towards the music that starts "unwanted" when the page loads. I certainly do see swampstomper's point. Maybe there's a way of choosing to enter a site with and without music - or programming the site that way?

While I have not downloaded anything online yet (and simply hate PayPal), how's the sound quality? I figure the downloads are mp3. What's their sample rate?

As an "appendix": Albums like the Japan tour with Tony Rice and Bill Keith are just incredibly wonderful as suchlike albums have wonderful "traditional" music with an interesting twist. You have to love it. End Quote

Hello Olaf!
Just hit "Enter" and the music stops...
(and nobody complained about Acoustic Disc website?)
You can purchase mp3 (cheaper) or Flac files to download.
swampstomper
April 13, 2010 08:15 AM
Quote from Philippe Bony: Hello Olaf!
Just hit "Enter" and the music stops...
(and nobody complained about Acoustic Disc website?)
You can purchase mp3 (cheaper) or Flac files to download. End Quote

I also complained about that! And innumerable band web sites where the music starts automatically. I think the default should be no immediate music -- and a big button that says "click to hear a sound sample" or "click to hear our great band's latest gig!"

Realize how embarrassing this is when music suddenly starts playing when one is at ... ummm... "work"....
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