Let’s face it. If David Grisman’s name is attached, and it’s put out by his label, it’s going to be a great listen. This one’s no exception. Grisman, along with the legendary guitarist Watson, and guests including Jack Lawrence on guitar, breeze through cuts you know, like “Summertime,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Kentucky Waltz,” and lots more in a fashion that highlights the beauty of the songs and their playing. And, of course, there’s Doc’s singing. Check out his read on “Frankie and Johnny.” Wonderful. Needless to say, this and all of the recent discs from this label are highly recommended.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Dec. ’97 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.