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    Wanted to wish my personal hero a heart felt Happy Birthday!!! Way back in 1981 when a buddy of mine popped in a cassette of Mondo Mando as we were driving to the beach, my musical life changed forever. Wasn't long thereafter that I purchased my first mando and began my own 8 string musical journey . . . with the Dawg as my guiding light. Thank you David for everything and much more than I can express here . . . enjoy your Birthday and may you enjoy many many more. You are indeed much more than just my personal hero, you are a National Treasure . . . loved and respected here @ MC.

    To The Dawg . . .

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    Happy BDay Dawg!
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    happy birthday!
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    I wonder how old he is in Dawg years.
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    Bow Wow!

    Time to pick Happy Birthday, Bill Monroe...

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    Mr. Grisman's playing in OAITW introduced me to bluegrass and got me hooked on playing. Happy birthday good sir!

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    Saw him play with Tony rice in San francisco in 1978,,just a fantastic performance..

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    Saw him with John Sebastian a couple of years ago.great show.Played that Italian mandolin and sang Shady Grove

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    Happy Birthday David, Your still one of my mando heroes! And will always be!

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    From the first time I encountered him in The Even Dozen Jug Band in the mid-sixties, through Old And In The Way, Muleskinner, DGQ, his sessions with Jerry Garcia, his collaborations, DGBX, and all the other ways I've heard and seen him...

    Dawg has been the primary influence on my exploration and appreciation of the world in music.

    Thanks, Mr. Grisman.

    Happy Birthday!
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    To the "Miles" of acoustic string music... here's lookin' at you David... a Happy one today and many more to come...

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    Happy Birthday to the man who inspired me too to pick up a mandolin! Though whether or not that counts as a contribution is something you'd have to ask my wife....

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    Happy Birthday, Mr Grisman!
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    Happy birthday David! It's an honor to share a birthday with you. I'll pick a little Cedar Hill tonight to celebrate!
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    Woof!

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    Note from the Dawg into our email inbox. He asked us to post this as he hasn't done posting with attachments. Here it is!

    Many thanks to all y'all!! I've been told it's better to give than to receive, so here's my latest composition, really an exercise that should keep your fingers moving! Cheers! Dawg

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    Happy birthday indeed!
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    Happy Birthday, Dawg! And, thanks for the DL!
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    Happy birthday Mr. Grisman. You have enriched my life in more ways than you can imagine. And not just with your own music, but also by introducing me to so many other wonderful musicians. Thank you.
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    Happy bday Mr. Dawg! Thank you for the music, the inspiration, and the teaching. Please keep all three comin'!

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    Wow, a birthday present FROM the Dawg. Just unwrapped it . . . so cool. I know what I'm doing tonight!

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    Thanks, David, and a very happy birthday to you - still that 11 year difference, just like you said.. c. March 1989.

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    Happy birthday Dawg. I first discovered the mandolin 30 years ago, and started listening to you shortly afterwards. Your music was, and continues to be, an inspiration to me.
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    Happy Birthday Dawg from Dublin Ireland. Please please please come over here and do a gig will ya!!!! Ya have a lotta fans here. You're an absolute genius.

    John

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    Happy Birthday, David Grissman! a picture from the Sextet CD release gig at the Freight and Salvage last year:
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