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    This is one of my favorite Grisman solos. Every note lands perfectly and his timing is just incredible. I guess that's what makes these guys pros!

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    Yep David is one my favorites and love that historic Fern of his-serious mojo right there!

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    Dawg's solo begins at 1:41. https://youtu.be/tOfb9r6OHHA?t=104
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot Luber View Post
    Dawg's solo begins at 1:41. https://youtu.be/tOfb9r6OHHA?t=104
    Thanks, I didn't include the time stamp because I think the break is way better within the context of the whole song. Alison Krauss' solo isn't too bad either!
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    I love Dawg’s take on “hardcore” bluegrass. Songs like this and albums like Home Is Where The Heart Is, Bluegrass Reunion...awesome stuff. For my money it’s the perfect, if there is such a thing, mix of Ol’ Bill’s power & rough edges and modern technique: double stops, position playing licks and just enough, but not an endless string of, 16th notes...plus that special magic of Dawg. Tasty brew.
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    Well said John Hill.

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    Dude! I've not been a Dawg fan, but that was awesome! I also loved Tony's solo, it was great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Dude! I've not been a Dawg fan, but that was awesome! I also loved Tony's solo, it was great
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    Dawg was just up in Albany playing a free outdoor show with Samson Grisman on Bass and Danny Barnes on Guitar and Banjo and Vocals ( Sam sung one and Dawg was doing harmonies on a couple tunes). I don't have a good count but that has to be about the 12th time I've seen him live, never gets old for me.
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    This solo is very much like his solo on the original Old & In the Way recording of the classic "Knockin' On Your Door". Certainly a good, varied solo, but nothing compared to a lot of his Bobbly Osborne inspired work on the amazing album "Things In Life" by Don Stover which was released on Rounder Records in the early 1970's. Check out his solo on "Lonesome Pine Breakdown" or "White Oak Breakdown" to see hear Dawg doing Bobby O on a mix of LSD and steroids! Given that David has one of the greatest and most expressive tremolos of all time you should also do some homework and try to learn, not for note, his gorgeous solo on "White Dove" which can also be found on that original OAITW recording. With David there's just too much great recorded work to comprehend...

    Oh yes... then there's his incomparable rhythm playing...

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    As soon as I heard that solo, it made me think of this mandolin solo from "Thinking Tonight of my Blue Eyes" (11:46 - solo):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LJj04W1Ua0

    I for years thought the "Blue Eyes" solo was Wakefield (which would also make sense in relating to Grisman's similar solo in the original post), but I'm almost positive it's Ronnie Reno - as the back band on the record is Reno & Smiley and The Tennessee Cut-Ups (1963). Can anyone confirm?

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    Top shelf stuff there...
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    Yep Adam thanks again for a cd copy of that Dawg record! Love it brother!

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    Excellent solo by Grisman,,Rices opening notes on his solo is very ear catching..

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    How 'bout "Lonesome River" by Here Today? Some of my favourite Grisman mandolin.

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