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October 18, 2007
Mandolin Great David Grisman and Lovin's Spoonful's John Sebastian Joins Forces with Nov. 6th Release of SATISFIED

NASHVILLE, TN – Mandolin great David Grisman and legendary songwriter and Lovin' Spoonful lead singer John Sebastian will release Satisfied, a stunning collection of acoustic duets featuring traditional folk tunes, blues, classy instrumentals and originals by these two legendary masters, on Nov. 6th.

Their musical histroy dates back to their college days at New York University circa 1963 when the Greenwich Village folk revival was in its heyday. They made their first recording together as members of The Even Dozen Jug Band with future luminaries Maria Muldaur, Stefan Grossman and others. The rest, of course, is musical history. John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of one of America's most popular bands, the Lovin' Spoonful, and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying "Dawg" music.

Finally, after a 40+ year hiatus, their paths crossed again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California. After this mutually enjoyable evening of spontaneous music, it became obvious that they would continue collaborating and the result is Satisfied.

The title track, "Satisfied," draws you in with Sebastian's down-home finger-style guitar and vocals accompanied by Grisman's impeccable mandolin. The same holds true on another Mississippi John Hurt classic, "Coffee Blues," with Dawg on mandola. Sebastian's masterful songwriting talents were never more evident than on "Strings on Your Heart," a touching dedication to his guitar and "Passing Fantasy," a day-dreamy depiction of his teenage crush on Ms. Muldaur.

The instrumental tracks on this CD hold some of its greatest surprises. Two Grisman perennials, "EMD" and "Dawg's Waltz" take on new grooves with impeccable musicianship along with a tasty version of the Everly Brother's classic "Walk Right Back," and a funky original jam, "Harmandola Blues." Their Jug Bang roots are apparent on "Lonely One in This Town" and "Jug Band Waltz," featuring John's outstanding mouth harp. On the pop side, a haunting version of the Lovin' Spoonful's "Coconut Grove" and the classic "Deep Purple" round out this truly eclectic program.

Satisfied is a unique acoustic treat produced by two exceptional artists whose careers have spanned more than four decades making indelible marks in American music history.

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