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Panorama
David Grier
Panorama
Genres: Country, Folk
 
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David Grier has often been referred to as `the flatpicker's flatpicker' due to his amazing technical command of the acoustic guitar. His ability to spontaneously create complex, exciting, inventive, and interesting solos o...  more »

      
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All Artists: David Grier
Title: Panorama
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/10/2009
Genres: Country, Folk
Style: Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661041721

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David Grier has often been referred to as `the flatpicker's flatpicker' due to his amazing technical command of the acoustic guitar. His ability to spontaneously create complex, exciting, inventive, and interesting solos often leaves other guitarists slack-jawed, wide-eyed and muttering, `How does he do that!' However, you don't have to be a guitar player to appreciate David's music. Although I am constantly amazed by his technical skill and inventiveness on the guitar, the main reason I can listen to David Grier's music for hours on end is because of the way it feels. David's playing has a smoothness, a continuity, a fullness, a fluidness that easily carries the listener into his groove. His music sinks into your bones and takes you along for a ride. --Dan Miller, from his liner notes

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Play Guitar Much?
Wayfaring Stranger | Portland, OR | 02/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This guy is insane. A flat-picker should never be described as being "better than T," which is what a friend leaned toward me and whispered (with great hesitation and fear of retribution) at MerleFest a few years ago while watching a solo Grier rip it up fabulously. Yep. Better than Tony Rice (the "T" aforementioned). Too many lone practice hours lead to this kind of phenomenal playing -- ain't nothing he can feel that he can't play. Grier is gifted not only as a techinician but also as a melodist. His original compositions fit into the bluegrass cannon with an unaffected easiness that startles the imagination -- how, what, huh? Have these songs always been here? Seems so. There's just never been anyone before Grier who could play them, that's all."
Today's most dazzling, innovative flatpicker
K. Knox | Boulder, CO USA | 07/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is as good a place as any to check out the fluid, innovative, jaw-droppingly virtuosic, totally tasteful, slyly humorous world of David Grier. His recent work with Matt Fliner (especially Latitude) is equally amazing - and don't miss his playing on the fabulous Psychograss CD "Like Minds." The most important flackpicking guitarist since Tony Rice, with so many fresh musical ideas to go with his prodigious techinque (which, scarily, keeps on improving) that he's reallly in a league of his own."
Sounds pretty good to me
K. Knox | 04/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know what Joe Audiophile is talking about down there, but I'm listening to this cd as I type this and I'm here to say it sounds great! As an old fart, my favorite tracks are the trad ones -- Forked Deer, Pear Tree, etc. -- but I don't hear a bad note on the disc. So forget about string attack, put on the first track, and let Dave, Stuart and the boys whisk you away! And don't forget "hidden" stuff at end of cd."