DAWGNILO! Danilo Brito & David Grisman

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01 - Danilo Boone

02 - Migalhas de Amor

DAWGNILO! Danilo Brito & David Grisman

A Pan American Mandolin Summit


01 – Danilo Boone
02 – Migalhas de Amor
03 – Assanhado
04 – Tracy’s Tune
05 – Chega de Saudade
06 – Dawgalypso
07 – Carinhoso
08 – In Santa Cruz
09 – Learned Pigs
10 – Feitico
11 – Gypsy Nights
12 – Perpetual Dawg









Danilo Brito – mandolin, tenor guitar
David Grisman – mandolin
Carlos Moura – 7-string acoustic guitar
Guilherme Girardi – acoustic guitar
Danny Barnes – 5-string banjo (8,12)
Sam Grisman – bass (1,4,6,9,11,12)
Tracy Grisman – bass (8)
Rinaldo Zamai – bass (2,3,5,7,10)

The vibrant music on Dawgnilo! showcases two legendary artists in a Pan American mandolin summit. Danilo Brito, the Brazilian master of choro music and Bluegrass Hall of Famer, David “Dawg” Grisman have been friends and mutual admirers since meeting at the Mandolin Symposium in 2009. This studio recording features this dynamic duo in a program of traditional Brazilian classics and original compositions, including new pieces by both Dawg and Danilo, accompanied by members of their respective ensembles from Brazil and the United States.

Mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall wrote in his notes to the project, “You’ll find here a wonderful collection of tunes that combine their individual traditions, seamlessly bouncing in and out of each other’s melodic and rhythmic worlds, the beautiful crashing together of musical languages. These two have done it with great style, respect and grace. Thank you Dawg! Thank you Danilo!”