Sam Grisman of The Sam Grisman Project – Legacy and Passion

We are super honored to have Sam Grisman as our guest on No Simple Road this week! Sam – son of legendary David ‘Dawg’ Grisman – is taking the music that has surrounded him since birth and is creating something new and special through his own lens. Sam says this about the project…

“The music that my father David Grisman and his close friend, Jerry Garcia, made in the early 90s (in the house that I grew up in) is not only some of the most timeless acoustic music ever recorded, it also triggers my oldest and fondest musical memories. What I find most inspiring about this material is the way their camaraderie and their love and joy for the music, simply oozes out of each recording. It is also impressive how deeply they get beneath their favorite songs—whether they are originals, covers or traditional/old time tunes—and how expertly that material was curated.

My goal in starting Sam Grisman Project is to build a platform for my friends and me to showcase our genuine passion and appreciation for the legacy of Dawg and Jerry’s music. By playing some of their beloved repertoire and sharing the original music that our own collective has to offer, we will also show the impact that this music has had on our own individual musical voices. Ultimately, there is nothing that makes me happier than playing great songs with my best friends and my hope is to share that happiness with audiences all over!”

We talk with Sam about:

  • The legacy of the music and carrying it forward into the future.
  • How forming the band was his way of honoring the privilege of being a part of this musical family.
  • If he has ever felt pressure to carry on the musical trip.
  • What made him fall in love with the music on his own, apart from his Dad and Jerry’s influence.
  • Childhood memories of mandolin camp with some of today’s heavy hitters hen they were all kids.
  • Infusing your own unique energy into recreating something that so many people know.
  • Memories of Jerry and his Dad playing tunes in the living room.
  • What cartoons were hip for him as a kid and why Dawg didn’t like him to watch modern ones.

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