AHWAHNEE — Named Guitar Player of the Year three times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and one of the Artists of the Decade by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, David Grier has been hailed for his “deep musical inspiration” and “unmatchable mastery of guitar.”
Grier will take the stage at Sierra Meadows on Saturday, Mar. 25 as part of the Coolwater Ranch series presented by Robin Ralston. Tickets are now available for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1961, Grier’s family moved to Nashville at age three and he was fully immersed in the bluegrass music world. At age six, he began playing the guitar. Today, Grier is regarded as one of the premiere acoustic guitarists in the world, right up there along with his early influences, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, and family friend Clarence White. Grier has played on Grammy Award-winning albums including, True Life Blues: A Tribute to Bill Monroe; The Great Dobro Sessions; Alison Brown’s Fairweather; and Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute to Gospel.
Grier released four albums on Rounder, starting with Freewheeling in 1988. He launched his own label, Dreadnought Recordings, with the 1998 debut of Hootenanny, with Dirk Powell and Tim O’Brien. All Music Guide called the project “endlessly inventive and tasteful.” Grier’s 2009 release, Evocative, features 10 original tunes and a rich complement of collaborators — among them, Victor Wooten, Paul Franklin, and Stuart Duncan. Other Dreadnought releases include the highly-acclaimed Live at the Linda (2007) and I’ve Got the House to Myself (2002). His most recent release is Fly On The Wall (2014).
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This event will be held indoors, with the concert in the ballroom. Clubhouse doors open at Sierra Meadows at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the show starts at about 7 p.m. Guests may wish to partake of dinner fare as Dawn Pliche of Willow Creek Catering is cooking up some Thai food ($8-12). Full bar available. Grier will play two sets with a break in between and the concert is expected to wrap up by about 9:30 p.m.