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Acoustic Disc Launches Sneak Preview of Acoustic Oasis

By Mandolin Cafe
October 7, 2008 - 3:15 pm

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Acoustic Oasis

Acoustic Oasis

San Francisco, Calif. — Acoustic music lovers can preview the new download website, with new digital releases produced by David Grisman to commemorate two important landmarks in his 45 year career as mandolinist, composer, band-leader and record producer

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 is the 30th anniversary of the first "Dawg Music" recording session with violin legend Stephane Grappelli. On that date Acoustic Oasis releases "Grappelli/Grisman - the First Session" containing all the previously unissued takes that were recorded that day, including the Grisman originals, "16-16," "Dawg Patch" and his popular arrangement of the Reinhardt/Grappelli classic, "Minor Swing." Also featured on this historic date are guitarist Tony Rice, mandolinist Mike Marshall and jazz-great Eddie Gomez on bass.

On Wednesday, October 8, Acoustic Oasis unvails "Old & in the Way - Live at the Boarding House - The Complete Show - 10/8/73" to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the club date that changed the shape of contemporary bluegrass.

The original O&ITW LP release, containing 10 tracks and featuring Vassar Clements, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan and John Kahn was the largest selling bluegrass recording for many years, and two subsequent O&ITW CD releases (That High Lonesome Sound and Breakdown) on Acoustic Disc contained 11 more tracks all from this one show. Now with the addition of six previously-unissued tracks, the Complete Show has been re-assembled as it was originally played that night - two sets and 27 tunes - over 100 minutes of music.

More releases are forthcoming from They include previously unissued live and studio recordings, videos, and "Acoustic Encounters" all from the amazing archives of David Grisman spanning 40 years of acoustic music making. Acoustic Oasis will also serve as the on-line distributor for many other projects developed by some of the great practitioners of the acoustic arts - past, present and future. Welcome to Acoustic Oasis!

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