David Grisman Quintet

The David Grisman Quintet is a self-styled alternative bluegrass/acoustic jazz band founded by David Grisman in 1975 in San Francisco (California, USA). The quintet draws from genres including Bill Monroe's bluegrass legacy and Django Reinhard's 1930s swing.[1] Since its formation, the Quintet's members have included guitarist Tony Rice and multiinstrumentalists Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger and Jon Sholle. The Quintet has performed and recorded with guests such as violinist Stephane Grapelli,[2][3] and remains active. The National Public Radio program Car Talk uses the band's instrumental "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown" as its theme music.

David Grisman Quintet
David Grisman Quintet performing in 2008
David Grisman Quintet performing in 2008
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, US
Years active1975 - present
LabelsPastels Records, A&M, Warner Bros. Records, Acoustic Disc
MembersDavid Grisman
Grant Gordy
George Marsh
Matt Eakle
Jim Kerwin
Past membersTony Rice
Todd Philips
Darol Anger
Mike Marshall
Jon Sholle
Enrique Coria
Joe Craven
Mark O'Connor
John Carlini
Rick Montgomery
Bill Amatneek
Rob Wasserman
Joe Carroll


The following albums have been released by the David Grisman Quintet:[4][5][6]

David Grisman Quintet timelineEdit




  1. ^ Dansby, Andrew. "New Garcia, Grisman Due", Rolling Stone, December 11, 2003
  2. ^ David Grisman Quintet biography at JamBase
  3. ^ Ginell, Richard S., and Huey, Steve. David Grisman biography at Allmusic
  4. ^ David Grisman Quintet discography at Allmusic
  5. ^ David Grisman discography at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  6. ^ David Grisman / David Grisman Quintet discography Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine at The Classic Rock Connection
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) DGQ timeline

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