David Grisman Sextet and Punch Brothers, City Winery, New York

David Grisman brought his Django, jazzy, pickin’ party to City Winery on Saturday night. Performing two full sets the show was much slower than I had anticipated–this was not his Bluegrass Experience which I had seen last year at BB Kings (a show that didn’t leave much of an impression because I had to be reminded I was there). Grisman is beyond remarkable in his mandolin playing–but the sold-out, seated show limited dancing and really any type of movement (in an out of the tightly-packed tables). While this was the perfect show for my parents, I did find some enjoyable moments, namely the more upbeat, fast-pickin’ tunes…but that didn’t come until the special guests were brought out: Noam Pikelny and Gabe Witcher from the Punch Brothers. Now those guys get my attention…and we’ll be seeing more of them at P-Bingo night, April 16th at Bowery Ballroom. Here’s the encore from the Grisman Sextet with guests which is definitely worth a watch:


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Posted on 04/11/2011, in Live Music Review, New York City, Uncategorized, Video and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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