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The most award-winning guitarist in recent memory is David Grier. For the past several years, he has
been voted by the members of the International Bluegrass Music Association as Best Guitar Player of
the Year. He has also appeared on two Grammy- winning recordings: "True Life Blues-A Tribute
to Bill Monroe" and "The Great Dobro Sessions." David is also included in the book,
"1,000 Great Guitarists." His inspiration to learn guitar came from exposure to Bill Monroe
while his father, Lamar Grier, played banjo for the Blue Grass Boys in the middle 1960s.
David's first solo recording "Freewheeling" appeared on Rounder Records, as did his acclaimed
1991 duet project "Climbing the Walls" with mandolinist Mike Compton. David's "Lone Soldier" project
is listed in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's "100 Essential Acoustic Guitar Recordings of All Time."
His most recent solo release is "I've Got the House to Myself." His work is also captured on a
Homespun video called "Building Powerful Solos." In addition to touring solo, David also appears
as the guitarist for Psychograss, who are currently celebrating a critically acclaimed new album,
"Now Hear This."