Fretboard Journal Live: David Grier

With Fretboard Journal Live, we sit down for one-on-one talks with some of the world’s most interesting musicians. Our first episode features flatpicking guitar legend (and cover story for our 16th issue) David Grier. Grier talks about his music-filled childhood (his father Lamar performed was a banjo player for Bill Monroe in the ‘60s), the impact that Clarence White had on his playing, how he developed his technique and more. We also hear about Grier’s current dreadnought of choice, an instrument built by Washington luthier Dake Traphagen.

Music performed by Grier includes “King Wilkie’s Run” and “Red Haired Boy.” Hosted by FJ publisher Jason Verlinde.

Fretboard Journal Live feature a livestreamed interview and performance with a music legend. Viewers from around the world can post questions and requests for their favorite artists via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Proudly sponsored by Martin Guitar.