OUR RELEASES

  1. Turn of the Century
  2. The Prisoner's Waltz
  3. Sam-Bino
  4. Grandfather's Clock
  5. Good Old Mountain Dew
  6. I Am a Pilgrim
  7. Mill Valley Waltz
  8. Vintage Gintage Blues
  9. Don't Want Your Mandolins Mister
10. Dawg After Dark
11. Wildwood Flower
12. Morning Sun
13. Banks of the Ohio
14. Swing '42
15. Watson Blues
16. O Solo Mio


ACD 10
TONE POEMS
David Grisman & Tony Rice

Sample the sounds of some of the great vintage guitars and mandolins of the 20th century on Tone Poems, a collection of 17 memorable duets, played on 34 classic acoustic instruments, by two acknowledged masters of the idiom - mandolinist David Grisman and guitarist Tony Rice. From "I am a Pilgrim" and "Swing 42" to some brand new Dawg tunes, Tone Poems (their first recording in over a decade) reignites the power-picking that earned Grisman and Rice their nickname, the "Gasoline Brothers" - and started a revolution in acoustic instrumental music some 20 years ago.

The co-stars of this project are the instruments themselves - what Grisman calls the "vintage voices" - including a 1939 Martin D-45 guitar (valued at $100,000) paired with a priceless, one-of-a-kind 1923 Lloyd Loar Gibson A-5 mandolin. An impressive 40-page full-color booklet accompanies the music; for each duet there is a corresponding photo essay that tells the story of that particular pair of instruments. A study in tonal quality and a mini-reference work on some of the finest hand-crafted acoustic instruments ever built, Tone Poems is a must see and hear for music lovers, collectors, musicians, and anyone else interested in the purity of acoustic sound.

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