David discussed a LOT of artists who have influenced both himself (and Jerry). Apparently they both independently were attracted to the same musical influences. Lot's of old masters. A good interview if you can catch it. He also discussed the extra large pizza tapes (available for download). It was interesting to hear how they were neverr going to release the pizza tapes until they heard a bootleg being playied on WBAI radio (used to be my favorite station in NY for the grateful dead hour -- many moons ago). David also spoke about how he happened to be at a softball game between the Grateful dead and the Jefferson Airplane (starship ??) and how at that game Jerry asked David if he would sit in on the recording of American Beauty. David said sure, and thus the amazing mandolin on Ripple and Friend of the devil.
The interview made me want to dust off my copy of the dvd, Grateful Dawg. By the way, David calls his music Dawg music, a special blend of bluegrass and ????
Here's a link to David's site (there is one free song available for download every day). acousticoasis.com/welcome.html
The GD channel on Sirius XM continues to amaze me... A great way to expand your musical mind.
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