David Grisman

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Birthday
23, 1945
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

Folk, Americana, bluegrass, and jazz composer and mandolin player. He founded an independent record label called Acoustic Disc.

Before Fame

He joined his first musical group, the Even Dozen Jug Band, in 1963.

Trivia

He briefly performed with Peter Rowan in a psychedelic band called Earth Opera.

Family Life

He was born in New Jersey to Jewish parents. His father was a professional trombone player.

Associated With

He and Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia were musical collaborators and close friends; a 2001 documentary film, Grateful Dawg, discusses their relationship.