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Samson Grisman with Stu Allen and Scott Law doing Grisman & Garcia

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by silvertone, Nov 24, 2017.


  1. silvertone

    silvertone

    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    On Wednesday night (Thanksgiving Eve) I managed to obtain a last minute ticket to see Stu Allen, Scott Law and Samson Grisman in the Grate Room at TXR.

    Having attended many of the shows performed and presented by David Grisman and Jerry Garcia back in the day at the Warfield (and even more memorably at Squaw Valley) and having been weaned on a steady diet of acoustic Garcia commencing with my first shows at RCMH and including having witnessed the incredible 4/10/82 solo acoustic Capitol Theater (Passaic) solo Jerry shows among others, I was excited to see what Stu, Scott and Sam would bring to this repertoire.

    Those of us who made it to the show were rewarded with a rich performance filled with nuance, complexity, beauty and at times, a potent jam factor

    A wide swath of songs that Garcia and Grisman tackled over their later reunion (as opposed to their early misadventures around the time of American Beauty and O&ITW) were beautifully rendered. Other than an ill times string snap midway through the 2nd number: Mississippi John Hurt's, "Louis Colins," the show was a lenthy and satisfying effort to rekindle the crackling acoustic energy that bloomed in the early 90's between these kindered spirits.

    Stu of course has proven to be capable of groking and emulating Garcia's approach to a wide variety of era's and styles and he was more than capable of his usual high level of expression in this context.

    Scott Law probably had the most challenging role in trying to reproduce the distinct approach to this repertoire on mandolin and he proved himself worthy with interesting lead breaks, tremolo and harmonized arpeggios.

    Samson Grisman brought a huge aspect of musical legitimacy to this performance with a rock solid yet subtle approach and some really astounding upright bass solo's that displayed his depth of experience, technique and tastefulness.

    The sold out, but seated audience showed immense respect, with silence throughout the proceedings and every tune was given full focus by the trio.
    Fantastic acoustics of the Grate Room aided by an A+ PA helped it all to sound fantastic.

    There really were too many highlights to detail in this fantastic 2 sets of music. Pick a song you like and give it a spin!

    I took advantage of being there early to geek out in the front row.

    Enjoy my full show caps!

    NB - my cam regrettably crapped out during the jam in So What. I lost about 30 seconds of this one but it's present in two parts!

    Happy Thanksgiving and Enjoy~!

    Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman
    In the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads
    In Tribute to the Grisman - Garcia Band.
    House Sound - Bo Putnam
    November 22, 2017
    Vid Caps by Ted Silverman via Sony Rx100ii

    Set 1
    Man of Constant Sorrow

    Louis Collins

    Shady Grove

    Summertime

    Long Black Veil

    Rosalee McFall

    Drifting Too Far From Shore

    Amazing Grace

    Little Sadie

    Knockin' on Heaven's Door

    So What (Part 1)
    So What (Part 1) - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    So What (Part 2)
    21 So What (Part 2) - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    House of the Rising Sun
    House of the Rising Sun - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017

    Set 2:
    Grateful Dawg
    Grateful Dawg - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Blue Yodel No. 9
    Blue Yodel No. 9 - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Teddy Bear's Picnic
    Teddy Bear's Picnic - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Dawg's Waltz
    Dawg's Waltz - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Whiskey in the Jar
    Whiskey in the Jar - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Dreadful Wind and Rain
    Dreadful Wind and Rain - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017
    Ripple
    Ripple - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017

    E: I Ain't Never
    I Ain't Never - - Stu Allen, Scott Law & Samson Grisman at TXR - November 22, 2017

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    Also - here's the house stream without cuts:
    Stu Allen, Scott Law, Samson Grisman ~ Garcia/Grisman
     
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  2. Goes to show you don't need a tune with 23 chords to make some good music. Thanks for sharing that.
     

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