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    Default Happy Birthday David Grisman!

    Here's lookin' at you David! Wishing you all the best on your birthday and for many, many more years to come.

    The musical gifts you have given us for all these years make it feel like it's our birthday everyday...

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    Happy,happy birthday to one really fine musician and one of my earliest mandolin heroes that is an extremely nice down to earth individual that helped me out with my mandolin obsession.

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    Happy Bday Dawg!!!

    And thanks for sharing your magic with us all
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    Your gifts of music, inspiration and encouragement have indeed made this a better world.

    Happy Birthday!

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    Your version of 'Nine Pound Hammer', with Doc Watson, has been a constant inspiration for me, for nearly 20 years.

    Thank you, and 'Sto Lat' - may you live 100 years.

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    Happy birthday, indeed.
    My mandolin inspiration, as far back as....Earth Opera!

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    Happy Birthday Dawg!

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    Happy birthday, Dawg!
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    Happy Birthday Mr. G. .... Play on!
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    Happy Birthday to you David! (from a time when we were both younger, lol!)
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    Happy birthday to the man who created the music that showed me a new world, and inspired me to pick up the instrument way back in 1978.
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    Happy Birthday from Canada David! thanks for all the joy

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    Despite everything about the man's music/playing, I respect the fire out of the Dawg because he's a kindred spirit when it comes to the mandolin and music.

    This post from another thread says it all for me....Happy BDay Bro!

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    World class picker with an awesome imagination. Happy birthday Dawg!!

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    Happy Birthday, Dawg! Cheers!
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    Happy Birthday! David from the middle of Canada.
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    Happy Birthday Mr. Grisman.
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    Another trip around the sun for the Dawg! Happy birthday wishes to the man.

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    an honor to share my birthday with the Dawg!
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    Best wishes & Happy Birthday Mr. Dawg

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    Happy Birthday to the Dawg for all the wonderful music!

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    Happy Birthday, Mr. Grisman! Much respect for all the fine music you're brought into the world and all the progress you've made enlightening the general public and devoted players about the wonders of our beloved instrument. You've inspired so many.

    I'll never forget the first time I heard the first Grisman album. I was living partly in Berkeley at the time, and went to see the Jerry Garcia Band (only time I did) at a fairly small club. The sound guy was playing music over the PA before the show, which was quite new to me and took some time to figure out, though I recognized the sound of a mandolin. I finally realized it was that first album, which I'd read about somewhere, and it just had to be that - couldn't be anything else. I heard it two times through entirely during the course of the night - before the show and between sets. I remember some of the show, but that album made a bigger impression on me. It was soo innovative, imaginative, and just brilliant. It's one of the albums that truly changed my life. Not that I've ever tried too hard to play like that - not up to speed on those chops - but it opened my mind to possibilities of the mandolin heretofore unimagined and thereafter imagined and inspired.

    One other thing - I joke about how mandolinists of a certain age, when they bought a mandolin in the 1970s, the paperwork it came with included in the fine print a proviso stating the new owner had to learn "Friend Of The Devil" and "Maggie May."


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