Various Artists - Tone Poets

Tone Poets (ACD-62), a unique 2-CD set from Acoustic Disc founder David Grisman, assembles a stellar cast of mandolinists and guitarists, all performing on the same vintage 1922 Gibson F-5 mandolin and 1933 Martin OM-45 guitar-revealing sonic secrets that only master musicians know. Tone Poets is a companion piece to the highly acclaimed Tone Poems projects, exploring the unique relationship between musician and instrument.

The 42 Tone Poets heard on the double discs (Solos and Duos) include David Bromberg, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Jorgenson, Mike Marshall, Ronnie & Del McCoury, Tony Rice, Andy Statman, Bryan Sutton, Tim O'Brien, Frank Vignola, Chris Thile, Frank Wakefield and the Dawg himself.

Tone Poets is a sonic masterpiece, recorded over a four-year period, utilizing the same two instruments, microphones and recorded directly to the same 2-track analog tape machine. Tone Poets is as pure as music can be.

Track Listing


Blue Bells of Scotland
I Thought About You
Corrente In D Minor
Ananas Africain
Jimmy Fell Off The Wagon
Down In The Willow Garden
Spring Break
Gypsy Playland
Backin' Playwards
Reuben's Train
Improvisation No. 1
Joyful Variations
Afternoon Rag
Song for Meghan
Ave Maria


You Are My Flower
Glen Rock
Lost Highway
Were You There
F-5 Riddle Blues
Constant Lowdown
Moonlight in Vermont
Hattie & Jenelle
The North Shore
Old Dangerfield
Waltz for the Underworld
The Old South
Blues For Vassar
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