in 1990 by mandolinist, composer, bandleader and
producer extraordinaire David Grisman, Acoustic Disc is an independent
record label dedicated to the preservation and integrity of acoustic
music, musicians and instruments. Varied releases cover acoustic
music of all genresbe it Davids own award-winning
dawg music, bluegrass, classical, latin, jazz or folk.
Some of today's premier acoustic musicians have recorded for Acoustic
Disc: Tony Rice ("Tone Poems"), Martin Taylor ("I'm Beginning
To See The Light," "Tone Poems II"), Doc Watson ("Doc & Dawg"),
Andy Statman ("Songs of Our Fathers"), Enrique Coria ("Solos From
South America," "Latin Touch"), John Hartford ("Retrograss"),
Ricky Skaggs ("Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza"), Bob Brozman
("Tone Poems III") and Denny Zeitlin ("New River").
The late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (who gave David the
nickname Dawg) often recorded at Dawg Studios and chose Acoustic
Disc as the outlet for his acoustic side, resulting in the acclaimed
"Garcia/Grisman," "Not For Kids Only," "Shady Grove," "So What,"
"Old & In the Way," "That High Lonesome Sound" and "The Pizza
Tapes" - with more yet to come.
To date, David has put his creative touch on over 60 remarkable
and different productions for his thriving little label - five
of which have been nominated for Grammys. Acoustic Disc releases
have received critical acclaim from "Stereophile," "The Wall Street
Journal," "People" magazine, "Rolling Stone," "Mojo" and many
"When people ask me what type of music we put out at Acoustic
Disc," said top dawg David Grisman, "I tell them that in my humble
opinion, we put out the very best acoustic music there is."