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David Grisman, March 1978, Berkeley, CA. Born March 23, 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey, Grisman is a bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music that created a revival of his instrument.  His combination of Reinhardt-era Jazz, bluegrass, folk, Old World Mediterranean string band music, and modern Jazz fusion came to embody "Dawg" music and launched a new genre of string band music.<br />
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In the early 1990s, he started the Acoustic Disc record label in an effort to preserve and spread acoustic or instrumental music
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