The Dawg Trio, featuring David Grisman, Danny Barnes, and Samson Grisman is releasing a debut album and bringing acoustic fireworks to our own Alberta Rose Theatre, Friday, April 19, for two hot shows. Barnes will also be doing a solo opening set.

Grisman ( is one of the more innovative mandolin players in the world these days and his long career has given him ample opportunities to stretch the boundaries of the mandolin. He combines elements of jazz and bluegrass with other international flavors his colleagues call “Dawg” music, from the nickname Grisman received from Jerry Garcia, longtime friend and collaborator.

David Grisman


In this trio he is joined by another boundary-stretcher, banjo pioneer Danny Barnes and the music-sparks will surely fly.

Alberta Rose is at 3000 NE Alberta St. 503.719.6055 are two shows  at 7 and 9:30 pm. Tickets are $70/$50 advance, $60 at the door. Minors okay when accompanied by a parent or guardian.