Grisman Produces Vassar Clements Blues Recording
By Rob Bleetstein
June 15, 2004 - 6:43 am
Acoustic Disc will release Livin' With The Blues, the first ever blues album from award winning fiddler supreme, Vassar Clements on August 24, 2004. Throughout his illustrious fifty-plus year career, Vassar has earned a reputation as one of America's greatest folk musicians—and as one of the architects of bluegrass music, Vassar always put the blues in bluegrass.
For decades Vassar has added his magical touch to recordings by a diverse musical "Who's Who"—Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, John Hartford, the Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, the Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney among many others. But it is only now with Livin' With The Blues that Clements is provided with authentic rural and urban blues settings to showcase his soulful playing. Produced by mandolin champion David Grisman with harmonica ace Norton Buffalo, Livin' With The Blues teams Vassar with blues heroes Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo and Bob Brozman.
Vassar Clements has been a living legend for quite some time—but right now he's Livin' With The Blues.
For more information contact:
P.O. Box 4143
San Rafael, CA 94913