Dawgberry Blossom - Live
Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, both Doc and Merle greatly influenced our music. Merle died before we were born, but we heard Doc play Blackberry Blossom live, so we played it too, and the rest of his music. Growing up emulating Doc, we eventually discovered contemporary artists like David “Dawg” Grisman who began to shape our playing. We now have our own sound, but in this first single from our upcoming live album, we honor our past, while looking to the future.
We present Dawgberry Blossom: a medley of music from two of our biggest inspirations, Doc and Dawg. We start the tune in the old fiddle/banjo tradition of our Blue Ridge Mountain home in Deep Gap, then we transition into our favorite Grisman tune, E.M.D. We hope you and your listeners enjoy a new twist from Deep Gap on a couple of iconic tunes that still mean so much to us.
We release our live album “Let’s All Do Some Living” in late September. It and this single were recorded live at Saloon Studios in Ashe County, North Carolina before a sold-out crowd of 120 people.