The Book of the Dawg

John Carlini and David Grisman
John Carlini and David Grisman

David “Dawg” Grisman and I have had a friendship and musical collaboration that began back in the “folk boom” years of the late 60’s. I had been a fan of David’s and we actually met “on the gig” at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village! Since then we have shared notes both written and played.

I was there at the beginnings of Dawg Music, writing, scoring, playing, and coaching. Since then we have worked together on various projects; among them, Mondo Mando, Dawg Jazz, Back to Back, King of the Gypsies, and Dawg ’90.

When David contacted me about working together again in notating his compositions in “The Book of the Dawg” I enthusiastically got to work.

The result (so far) is 3 volumes; “Dawg Roots”, “Dawg Grass”, and “Dawg Jazz”. These are the definitive notations of David’s compositions in both standard notation and tablature.

David and John check out the Book of the Dawg.
David and John check out the Book of the Dawg.

Each book also contains some wonderful “collector’s item” photos as well as stories and memories behind each tune. They are something you can be proud to have in your music library. I certainly am!

Get your copy here!

Copyright © John Carlini 2016