David Grier – “Soldier’s Joy”

Fretboard Journal favorite (and issue 16 cover story) David Grier stopped by our offices to perform a couple of flatpicking tunes for our cameras, including this version of “Soldier’s Joy.” Watch as Grier picks up steam and lets the notes fly… by around the 2:30 mark, our jaws were dropping.

Grier is playing a dreadnought made by Bellingham, Washington’s Dake Traphagen.

Couldn't resist posting this close up of David's fretting hand. Callouses like this don't lie.

Couldn’t resist posting this close up of David’s fretting hand. Calluses like this don’t lie.