Even though David Grier is based out of Nashville, I don’t know much about his music. The Fretboard Journal recently spent an hour or so speaking with Grier about guitar and music:
With Fretboard Journal Live, we sit down for one-on-one talks with some of the world’s most interesting musicians. Our first episode features flatpicking guitar legend (and cover story for our 16th issue) David Grier. Grier talks about his music-filled childhood (his father Lamar performed was a banjo player for Bill Monroe in the ‘60s), the impact that Clarence White had on his playing, how he developed his technique and more. We also hear about Grier’s current dreadnought of choice, an instrument built by Washington luthier Dake Traphagen.
Music performed by Grier includes “King Wilkie’s Run” and “Red Haired Boy.” Hosted by FJ publisher Jason Verlinde.
They recorded the interview, and I found it to be really interesting, and the pieces Grier plays are really nice. Check it out below: