Truetone Lounge - David Grissom

April 17, 2020

Grissom is one of the greats. A guitar hero, ultra sideman, artist, songwriter, and guitar designer. I remember watching David play on ACL in the 1980's and 90's, and this was a real treat. Grissom was in town to play a run of shows with Rodney Crowell. I reached out to him, and he borrowed one of Rodney's trucks, and he drove down to the office to film this interview. One of my great remembrances from this was that Grissom never played a bad note, or had to re-do anything. A true giant of the guitar.

David Grissom is one of the top American roots guitarists. His singular playing style and tone have garnered him multitudes of sessions, tours with acts from the Allman Brothers to John Mellencamp, and a long-running successful signature model from Paul Reed Smith Guitars. In our Truetone Lounge interview, Grissom takes us from his childhood in Kentucky and Indiana to the storied music hub he has called home for over 30-years, Austin, Texas. Along the way, David sheds light on his voracious appetite for music and the formidable work ethic that helped forge him into one of the most revered guitarists today.