Dave Grissom

David Grissom

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David Grissom

David Grissom (fl. since 1978)[1] is an American guitarist who has played and toured with several of America's leading bands and recording artists.

Professional Biography

David Grissom is a guitarist best known for his early work with Joe Ely, for whom he was the main guitarist between 1985-1991. While still recording with Ely, Grissom joined the John Mellencamp Band. Following Mellencamp, he went on to form the critically acclaimed Storyville with Malford Milligan (vocals), David Holt (guitar), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums). David Grissom has since toured with the Allman Brothers and the Dixie Chicks. On May 19, 2007, at a free concert titled "The Road To Austin", Bobby Whitlock performed his electric version of the definitive rock music love songs,[2] Layla and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad with dueling guitars courtesy of David Grissom and Eric Johnson.[3] Grissom released his first solo album Loud Music in 2007. He has also recorded sessions, played and toured with a number of other American recording artists, including Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak, Sarah Hickman and Bob Dylan.[4] David Grissom recorded his album "Two Thousand Miles" with Owen Temple. In 2009 Grissom released his second solo album "10,000 Feet", which featured 11 new songs plus an acoustic version of "Good Day For The Blues", which was originally recorded by Storyville.


Grissom has played PRS (Paul Reed Smith) guitars for most of his professional career. He played a modified PRS McCarty Trem for over a decade. In 2007, after a 25 year relationship working with Paul on the design and improvement of PRS guitars from a touring/session player's perspective, his collaboration with Paul Reed Smith resulted in the DGT (David Grissom Trem) signature model. Its innovations include special pickups developed by Grissom, Dunlop 6100 fretwire, a nitrocellulose finish and two volume knobs to allow the blending of both humbucking pickups. Grissom has noted that this feature was inspired by the sounds Jimmy Page created on the early Led Zeppelin albums.[5]


  1. "A Piece of Their Souls", Andy Langer, Austin Chronicle, July 27, 1998
  2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Song Review Retrieved on June 22, 2005.
  3. Road To Austin Review. Retrieved on 25 May 2007.
  4. "David Grissom: Lonestar Guitar Part 1 Synopsis
  5. Modern Guitars http://www.modernguitars.com/archives/003525.html

External links and sources

  • Official site
  • Interview with Vintageguitar magazine
  • Review of Dave Grissom's CD Loud Music on Guitar Jam Daily
  • Interview with David Grissom on Guitar Jam Daily
Dixie Chicks
Natalie Maines | Emily Robison | Martie Maguire
Laura Lynch | Robin Lynn Macy
Studio Albums Thank Heavens for Dale Evans | Little Ol' Cowgirl | Shouldn't a Told You That | Wide Open Spaces | Fly | Home | Taking the Long Way
Live Albums and Compilations Top of the World Tour: Live
Videos and DVDs: An Evening with the Dixie Chicks | Top of the World Tour: Live
Documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Tours Fly Tour | Top of the World Tour | Vote for Change | Accidents & Accusations Tour
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