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Tone Poets Set For Release From Acoustic Disc on September 6, 2005

By Acoustic Disc
August 2, 2005 - 1:00 pm

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Tone Poets - From Acoustic Disc

Tone Poets - From Acoustic Disc

Tone Poets (ACD-62), a unique 2-CD set from Acoustic Disc founder David Grisman, assembles a stellar cast of mandolinists and guitarists, all performing on the same vintage 1922 Gibson F-5 mandolin and 1933 Martin OM-45 guitar — revealing sonic secrets that only master musicians know. Tone Poets is a companion piece to the highly acclaimed Tone Poems projects, exploring the unique relationship between musician and instrument.

The 42 Tone Poets heard on the double discs (Solos and Duos) include David Bromberg, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Jorgenson, Mike Marshall, Ronnie & Del McCoury, Tony Rice, Andy Statman, Bryan Sutton, Tim O'Brien, Frank Vignola, Chris Thile, Frank Wakefield and the Dawg himself.

Tone Poets displays an amazing variety of sounds that each musician evokes out of these classic instruments—proving once again that, "It ain't the car, it's the driver!" Using flatpicks, fingerpicks, slides and bare fingers, in regular and alternate tunings, you'll find each artist rising to the occasion. The material is as broad as the cast of players—from Mike Marshall playing Bach to John Jorgenson's spin on Django Reinhardt's "Improvisation No. 1," to the Carter Family classic "You Are My Flower" by Tim O'Brien and Bryan Sutton. Producer Grisman and Tony Rice (the original Tone Poets) contribute a moving original tribute, "Blues for Vassar," dedicated to their friend and colleague, Vassar Clements.

This special package includes a 28-page color booklet of photos and notes. Tone Poets is a sonic masterpiece, recorded over a four-year period, utilizing the same two instruments, microphones and recorded directly to the same 2-track analog tape machine. Tone Poets is as pure as music can be.


Disc one -
Blue Bells Of Scotland
I Thought About You
Courente in D Minor
Ananas Africain
Jimmy Fell Off The Wagon
Down In The Willow Garden
Spring Break
Gypsy Playland
Backin' Playwards
Ruben's Train
Improvisation No. 1
Joyful Variations
Original Solo
Song For Meghan
Ave Maria

Disc two -
You Are My Flower
Puerto Rican Love Song
Glen Rock
Lost Highway
Were You There
F5 Riddle Blues
Constant Lowdown
Moonlight In Vermont
Hattie & Jenelle
The North Shore
Old Dangerfield
Untitled Original
The Old South
Blues For Vassar


About Acoustic Disc: Founded by David Grisman, Acoustic Disc is dedicated to the preservation and integrity of acoustic music, musicians and instruments.

Further information:

Acoustic Disc
Box 4143
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 454-1187
Fax (415) 459-2815

Publicity and Promotions contact:
Rob Bleetstein
(415) 482-9377

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