DAVID GRISSOM STAR INTERVIEW
When I heard “Got to Get You Into my Life” off Revolver
Hard to pick one….but, Jeff Beck at a club in Austin around 1999…….
BB King Live at the Regal
Allman Brothers at Fillmore East
Wes Montgomery Movin’ Wes
Roy Buchanan 1st two albums
Duane Allman, Wes Montgomery, Norman Blake, and Jeff Beck
Moving to Austin, getting into Lucinda Williams band which led to Lou Ann Barton’s band then Joe Ely
I just wanted to play my songs, and at the same time, the sideman thing started to change. I still love doing sideman gigs, but the good ones are not as prevalent. And……Really getting to stretch out on my own tunes is so rewarding
I’m proud of most everything I’ve played on, but the ones that come to mind right now are the 4 Buddy Guy records I played on, all the Joe Ely, James McMurtry, and John Mellencamp stuff, John Mayall, and my solo records
Without any rhyme or reason…….randomingly…….yet all the time if you’re really mindful. For me it’s a practice and process of being open to whatever the muse sends you that day.
What Passes For Love and Good Day For The Blues have held up really well, and I think What Passes is more relevant now than when I wrote it. I really like Never Came Easy To Me, Gift Of Desperation, Final Rendezvous, Skimming the Surface, and Satisfied (which I wrote with Chris Stapleton).
More pedals 🙂
Keep it really simple. Good amp and cab, one good mic and pre. My 30 watt PRS DG Custom amps have made getting a good tone even easier.
Yes……I had a ’59 burst and a ’57 start that got away…..c’est la vie
“Play gigs, just play gigs” from Pat Metheny
Of course……Recently doing an ACL taping they tested some pyro at sound check and some kind of residue got on my guitars. When the taping started my hands started sticking to the neck and strings. That was a bit of a challenge
Maybe Mick Jagger…….
What else am I going to do? I do this because I have to……I love it
Family photos or my main PRS DGT guitar, which has become more valuable to me than anything vintage
Huge thanks to DAVID GRISSOM today for answering my questions, and I hope you the readers enjoy the answers as much as I do.It has been a huge honour to have worked with David on the “Best Band of the Day” and the “STAR INTERVIEW”
Go to the website DAVID GRISSOM.COM and buy his cds, go and see his shows and immerse yourself in the music of a Master Craftsman.
Interview by ADRIAN FISHER