Fishman Artist // David GrissomDavid Grissom has toured and recorded with artists such as John Mellencamp, Joe Ely, Storyville, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dixie Chicks, Chris Isaak, Robben Ford, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Montgomery Gentry, Ringo Starr, Buddy Guy, and John Mayall, . His songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, John Mayall, Shannon Curfman and Storyville among others. He has been featured several times in Guitar Player, Guitar World, Musician, and Vintage Guitar magazines. He is the author of the “Lone Star Guitar” instructional video and the book “A Guide To Blues/Rock Guitar Soloing.”
David moved to Austin in 1983 and quickly became a stalwart on the vibrant local scene. He joined Texas legend Joe Ely’s band in 1985 and toured and recorded nonstop until 1991 when he joined John Mellencamp’s band. David made 3 records with John and toured extensively from 1991 through 1993. After, Mellencamp, David went back to Texas to form Storyville, the band that included the Double Trouble rhythm section and powerhouse vocalist Malford Milligan. Storyville made 2 records for Atlantic Records. Since 2000, David has divided his time between commuting to Nashville to do recording sessions and touring as the Musical Director for the Dixie Chicks in 2003 and 2006.
His first solo CD entitled “Loud Music” was independently released on the Wide Lode label in July 2007. His second Cd, “10,000 Feet” was released in March of 2009.
In September 2011, “Way Down Deep” was released. Backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of J.J. Johnson (John Mayer, Derek Trucks) and Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson, Bonnie Raitt), this effort finds Grissom digging deeper into the Austin Blues/Rock vein he is well known for. Equally divided between vocal and instrumental tunes, Way Down Deep features blistering guitar work and lyrics reflecting an artist embracing change and growth.