Category Archives: new acoustic

Peter Ostroushko – Slüz Düz Music

I have already talked about Peter Ostroushko (here), so I’ll keep it brief this time. This is, simply put, a totally fantastic album. One of the best I have heard in a long time. If you had to label it, … Continue reading

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Richard Greene – Duets

I’ve already introduced Richard Greene here. So I really don’t need to say much. You should already be drooling… This is his first solo album. Each track is just him and one other instrumentalist. Despite that, the sound is amazingly … Continue reading

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Darol Anger & Mike Marshall

Yeah, you probably saw this post coming. It was only a matter of time before I posted these two alumns of the David Grisman Quintet. If there were ever two musicians destined to play together, it is Darol Anger and … Continue reading

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Kenny Kosek and Matt Glaser – Hasty Lonesome

Boy, once I get started on a theme I can’t stop! Especially when it involves newgrass players, because every time I look at one it leads me to another. These guys have been in the scene since the Country Cooking … Continue reading

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Rob Wasserman – Solo

And another Grisman bass player’s album from 1983! There is just something so incredible about a good bass player. They root the music, giving it a foundation in the pulsating rhythms of the Earth, and if they’re good they can … Continue reading

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Todd Phillips – Released

Another spotlight on a pioneer of Newgrass / New Acoustic music. We’ve left Country Cooking now and are working back throught the members of the David Grisman Quintet. This is a very OPEN record. What does that mean? It means … Continue reading

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Tony Trischka

“…the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music.” – New York Times “…most influential banjo player of the latter part of the 20th century, certainly in terms of his profound influence on succeeding generations of modern players.” – Banjo … Continue reading

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