• Guess the Mandolin Dawg is Playing, Win $100 Gift Certificate to Acoustic Disc

    Win $100 gift certificate to Acoustic Disc by identify what mandolins David Grisman plays on his new recording.
    Dawg Trio Plays Tunes & Sings Songs

    Starting Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 a.m. Central visitors to the Mandolin Cafe will have the opportunity to stream all of David Grisman's mandolin solos from the new recording David Grisman's Dawg Trio Plays Tunes & Sings Songs, and decide which mandolin he plays on each cut through a web form submission similar to the Cafe's previous Giveaways.

    The individual that guesses all tracks correctly or comes closest will win a $100 gift certificate to Acoustic Disc. In the case of a tie in correct guesses a random drawing will select a single winner. The giveaway ends 7:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at 7:30 a.m. with correct answers provided for all to see in the comments section of this article.

    No purchase is necessary and the contest is open to all visitors of the Mandolin Cafe.

    Dawg Trio Plays Tunes & Sings Songs is a collaboration between David Grisman, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Danny Barnes and Samson Grisman on bass.

    Their debut recording features nine brand new Dawg compositions and three original songs by Barnes, recorded live in Grisman's Dawg Studios. This unique ensemble displays an incredibly wide range of styles, from swing to bluegrass and old time to Dawg.

    Track Listing

    • Intro
    • Spud Boy
    • Old Timey Art
    • Little Bitty Town
    • Dawg On A String
    • Big Blue
    • No End Of Love
    • Blue Dawg
    • Lobster Rolls
    • Money Moves Up
    • Funky Plunky
    • Zaydeh's Waltz
    • Super Grits
    • Razzle Dazzle
    • It's A Long Long Way to The Top

    Listen

    From the recording, the track "Razzle Dazzle."



    Additional Information

    Comments 12 Comments
    1. William Smith's Avatar
      William Smith -
      Great but I hope with David we get a list to choose from as I know he has a herd of great mandolins! Sounds like one of those Italian G mandolins I can't pronounce on "Razzle Dazzle"
    1. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
      Dagger Gordon -
      It's great to hear him still playing so well, and so unmistakenly Dawg.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Three mandolins were used on the recording. Next to each streaming track there'll be the list of the three and you can select which one it is prior to submission.
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Registration is now open!

      https://www.mandolincafe.com/giveaway/
    1. Drew Egerton's Avatar
      Drew Egerton -
      very cool idea, thanks Dawg and the Cafe!
      Put in my guesses, but I have to say it was very difficult to choose on some of them. Some I felt confident, but they all sound great!
    1. Gunnar's Avatar
      Gunnar -
      Would it be possible to at the end tell us what we guessed on each tune compared to the real answer? I'd love to see that info as an educational curiosity
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
      Would it be possible to at the end tell us what we guessed on each tune compared to the real answer? I'd love to see that info as an educational curiosity
      Within reason, sure, I'd be happy to. If 200 people asked I'd probably balk but I don't think that will happen. Probably best to contact me using the Contact form at the bottom of every Cafe page if you do so. I work better through email than PM. I don't think a lot of people are going to enter this just because it is actually a lot of effort to listen to them all.
    1. Drew Streip's Avatar
      Drew Streip -
      Quote Originally Posted by Drew Egerton View Post
      very cool idea, thanks Dawg and the Cafe!
      Put in my guesses, but I have to say it was very difficult to choose on some of them. Some I felt confident, but they all sound great!
      I used an astute combo of careful listening, comparing against known recordings (Tone Poems) and blatant guesses. I'm thinking I got 3/10 on purpose and maybe a few more by accident.
    1. Don Grieser's Avatar
      Don Grieser -
      I think I got the tracks with the oval. Telling the difference between Crusher and the Fern might as well have been a coin flip.
    1. Gunnar's Avatar
      Gunnar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
      Within reason, sure, I'd be happy to. If 200 people asked I'd probably balk but I don't think that will happen. Probably best to contact me using the Contact form at the bottom of every Cafe page if you do so. I work better through email than PM. I don't think a lot of people are going to enter this just because it is actually a lot of effort to listen to them all.
      Ok thanks, should I email you now or when the winner is announced?
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
      Ok thanks, should I email you now or when the winner is announced?
      I don't have the answers, I'm not going to ask David for them before the contest ends, and if I did I wouldn't be giving them out in advance of the end the contest. Make sense? I hand out answers to anyone I'd be having a lot of unhappy campers. No good deed goes unpunished on the internet.
    1. Gunnar's Avatar
      Gunnar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
      I don't have the answers, I'm not going to ask David for them before the contest ends, and if I did I wouldn't be giving them out in advance of the end the contest. Make sense? I hand out answers to anyone I'd be having a lot of unhappy campers. No good deed goes unpunished on the internet.
      Ah yes. I shall email you promptly when the contest ends (unless I forget...)