Podcast 71: David Grier

Nashville flatpicker David Grier is no stranger to our magazine, he was the cover story of our 16th issue. In this hour-long interview, part of our new Fretboard Journal Live video series, the acoustic guitarists talks about his unique background (his dad played banjo for Bill Monroe), some of the fateful encounters he had with Clarence White as a boy and how he’s developed the phenomenal technique he has today.

Grier’s playing, as always, is otherworldly. He plays a few tunes in this podcast, including “King Wilkie’s Run” and “Red Haired Boy.” Grier is playing a guitar built for him by Bellingham, Washington builder Dake Traphagen.

Podcast duration: 1:05.

Watch the video that accompanies this audio here. Proudly sponsored by Martin Guitar.

Practice much? David Grier shows off his calluses.

Practice much? David Grier shows off his calluses. Photo: Jason Verlinde