DAVID GRIER INTERVIEW #1
(Originally aired on April 2, 2009)
One of the finest flatpickers making music today, David Grier melds jazz, rock and blues into a powerful sound that pushes the boundaries of bluegrass without losing its core musicality and tone. Grier has been voted "Guitar Player of the Year" three times by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and Acoustic Guitar included Grier's 1995 album, Lone Soldier, in the magazine's list of "100 Essential Acoustic Guitar Recordings of All Time."
In our exclusive interview, Grier talks about his influences and describes how he gets the dynamics and chordal textures that are the hallmark of his flatpicking. We also learn about his childhood connection to the pioneering flatpickers Clarence White and Tony Rice.