The David Grisman Quartet is the primary musical vehicle for mandolinist David Grisman. Founded in 1975, the band has featured the talents of well over a dozen musicians in the decades since, including such seminal newgrass/new acoustic artists as Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall and Rob Wasserman.The band's music has been characterized as a mixture of bluegrass, jazz (particularly gypsy jazz and jazz fusion), while also including other elements of traditional folk musics and some of the spirit of late '60's/early '70's Bay Area rock. This unique musical blend is ofter referred to as "Dawg Music" after the nickname Jerry Garcia tagged Grisman with during their time in Old and In the Way, and as a result . Many of the band's album and song titles incorporate Dawg-related puns. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.