Grissom in concert, December 31, 2005 Photo: Andrew Minnick
|Genres||Rock and roll, Country rock, Blues rock|
|Associated acts||Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely, John Mellencamp, Storyville, The Fabulous Thunderbirds|
David Grissom is a guitarist best known for his work with John Mellencamp. While still recording with Joe Ely, Grissom joined the John Mellencamp Band. Following Mellencamp, he went on to form the critically acclaimed Storyville with Malford Milligan (vocals), David Holt (guitar), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums). David Grissom has since toured with the Allman Brothers and the Dixie Chicks. On May 19, 2007, at a free concert titled "The Road To Austin", Bobby Whitlock performed his electric version of the definitive rock music love songs, Layla and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad with dueling guitars courtesy of David Grissom and Eric Johnson. Grissom released his first solo album Loud Music in 2007. He has also recorded sessions, played and toured with a number of other American recording artists, including Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak, Sarah Hickman and Bob Dylan. David Grissom recorded his album "Two Thousand Miles" with Owen Temple. In 2009 Grissom released his second solo album "10,000 Feet", which featured 11 new songs plus an acoustic version of "Good Day For The Blues", which was originally recorded by Storyville.
Grissom has played PRS (Paul Reed Smith) guitars for most of his professional career. He played a modified PRS McCarty Trem for over a decade. In 2007, after a 25 year relationship working with Paul on the design and improvement of PRS guitars from a touring/session player's perspective, his collaboration with Paul Reed Smith resulted in the DGT (David Grissom Trem) signature model. Its innovations include special pickups developed by Grissom, Dunlop 6100 fretwire, a nitrocellulose finish and two volume knobs to allow the blending of both humbucking pickups. Grissom has noted that this feature was inspired by the sounds Jimmy Page created on the early Led Zeppelin albums.
How It Feels to Fly (2014)
The 4th solo release from renowned Austin, TX guitarist and songwriter David Grissom. The CD includes eight new studio tracks and four extended live tracks, with blistering covers of the Allman Brother's “Jessica" and ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings".
"Imagine Bluesbreakers Clapton and Billy Gibbons meet Brent Mason and Albert Lee... Grissom's innate taste and musicality allow him to be jaw dropping without being flashy." (Guitar Player Magazine, february 2014)
- 2000: Texas Boy (Sky Malone With Double Trouble,David Grissom and Riley Osbourne)
- 2007: Loud Music (Wide Lode Records)
- 2009: 10,000 Feet (Wide Lode Records)
- 2011: Way Down Deep (Wide Lode Records)
- 2014: How It Feels To Fly (Wide Lode Records)
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- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Song Review[dead link] Retrieved on June 22, 2005.
- Road To Austin Review. Retrieved on 25 May 2007.
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- Official site
- Interview with Vintageguitar magazine
- Review of Dave Grissom's CD Loud Music on Guitar Jam Daily
- Interview with David Grissom on Guitar Jam Daily