Satisfied (David Grisman and John Sebastian album)

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Studio album by David Grisman, John Sebastian
Released 2007
Genre Folk music
Label Acoustic Disc
Producer David Grisman, John Sebastian
David Grisman chronology
The Living Room Sessions
(2007)The Living Room Sessions2007
Live at the Boarding House
(2008)Live at the Boarding House2008

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.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box 3/5 stars[3]
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.."[1] 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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Satisfied" (Mississippi John Hurt) 2:41
  2. "Strings of Your Heart" (Sebastian) 3:21
  3. "EMD" (Grisman) 4:02
  4. "Deep Purple" (Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish) 4:39
  5. "John Henry" (Traditional) 5:03
  6. "Walk Right Back" (Sonny Curtis) 4:47
  7. "Passing Fantasy" (Gary Nicholson, Sebastian) 4:10
  8. "Coffee Blues" (Mississippi John Hurt) 2:53
  9. "Dawg's Waltz" (Grisman) 4:21
  10. "Lonely One in This Town" (Traditional) 3:58
  11. "It's Not Time Now" (Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky) 3:20
  12. "Harmandola Blues" (Grisman, Sebastian) 2:37
  13. "Coconut Grove" (Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky) 5:19
  14. "Jug Band Waltz" (Will Shade) 3:56



  1. ^ a b c Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Satisfied > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Album info on
  3. ^ a b Heselgrave, Douglas. "Satisfied > Review". The Music Box. Retrieved March 13, 2016.