Satisfied is an album by American musicians David Grisman and John Sebastian, released in 2007. The two met 41 years before this recording and were part of The Even Dozen Jug Band in 1964. The album offers a collection of traditional folk songs, mixed with originals by both Sebastian and Grisman.
John Sebastian and David Grisman performing in 2009
Writing for Allmusic, critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote of the album, "one gains the impression of two friends jamming just for the fun of it, a back-porch authenticity re-created in the studio... As enjoyable as it is to listen to two old friends get together and jam, though, Satisfied is too laid-back, with a number of so-so songs mixed in with classics, and some songs overstay their welcome. The entire project would have been strengthened by a better batch of songs and tighter performances. Fans of Sebastian and Grisman will undoubtedly want to tune in to see what these two old pros have been up to, even if Satisfied does have the sound and feel of a home recording.." Douglas Heselgrave of The Music Box wrote a similar review, writing "In the end, Satisfied is nothing more than a comfortable disc. Like an old armchair that has long since changed its contours to fit the body of the person who always sits in it, Satisfied is well worn and predictable. It is benign rather than challenging. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and many people certainly will enjoy the outing. It’s just that, ultimately, Satisfied — much as its title suggests — says more about how Sebastian and Grisman feel about life, the world, and their place within it than it does about the experience of the listeners who hear it.