11
May

Can You Hear the Thunder

A happy fail. Man plans, God laughs and points. Whadayagonnado? This is the story of the 4x4x4 sessions that turned out to be a 5x1x9 event. (There is a video at the bottom you can listen to while you wade through this if you want. It's a fun read.) more »


15
Jun

Dear Daddy, It's been so long. What would you say to your Dad today if you could?

Click here for the lyrics What would you say to your Dad today if you could? For twelve years I have been asking this question on Father's Day at Fark.com. It has been so "cathartic" for so many, myself included. Each year I seem to gain something from… more »


20
Jun

Residual Father's Day Thoughts

What a wonderful day. I got to be alone at home for a little while, carving in wood out in the sunshine. I played some guitar. I played my Dad his song. My daughter came and made "mandatory chicken," a dish she … more »


19
Jan

Look what popped up in my Google news feed.

Something to listen to while you read. (new window) [image:66:(Stassi's such a bitch!):.floatright] OK, this is silly, I know, but it made me smile. I was checking the weather on my Nexus 6, a Google phone. On my phone if I swipe left from my home… more »


16
Jan

How to record a 12-string guitar. Check out this DanG Rig.

I get this question a lot so I thought this time I would make a post about it so I can explain why I do what I do when I amplify or record my twelve-string guitar. When I record, I prefer to use a Blumlein Pair. The mics that do that best are kind of… more »


24
Dec

How to fingerpick a 12-string guitar

I want to talk about right hand finger-picking technique for a minute. I watch a lot of videos online and I see a common problem that is holding a bunch of you back. Please let me fix that with a thing I learned from my early years of Flamenco guitar… more »


13
Mar

Be Yourself with Live Music: Call For Info from the first-ever show at Knuckleheads on Front Street

We were delighted to be the first act on the new stage at the hottest new venue in Temecula, CA. Knuckleheads on Front Street is the epicenter of Inland Valley blues. I never seem to get this song recorded. We always use it as our sound check song.… more »


5
Aug

Celebrate Diversity, Be Different Like Me.

I will post this without comment except to say that this is a raw and live sound test. The guitar that I am playing is tuned so that the normally octave strings on the twelve string are tuned in fifths. There will be more on this in another post.   more »


16
Jun

Just One of Those Things

Here is one of those things. I've been "online" since before most of you were born. It never ceases to amaze me the little relationships you grow along the way. You learn the short hand and the short cuts. You communicate in strange ways with people fro… more »


23
Mar

Dan Grigor Crack In Time

Another cut from a delightful afternoon at the Callaway Winery enjoying wine, food and new friends at the Meritage Restaurant. The song, Crack In Time, is a sweet little jazz riff love song. For those moments when time just seems to stop. They always h… more »


22
Mar

Dan Grigor In The Wind

From the lovely Meritage at Callaway Winery Grigor plays "In The Wind" for a very cool crowd. more »


26
Feb

In honor of our anniversaries, a FREE MP3 download of "Read To Me" one of our wedding songs. Share it with someone in love.

  Will you read to me when I’m oldWill you always be there to hold meIt’s silly but I’ve got to know DearWill you read to me when I’m oldWill you need me when we’re oldWill you always need me to hold youI really I need you to know dearI’ll be there when you’re oldLaugh lines and gray hairLots of cats and rocking chairsThe future has such a nice viewGrowing old with you more »


4
Nov

Grigor's Road Trip from The Pour House in Paso Robles

  Click through for the lyrics! more »


26
Sep

Grigorian Chance Plays "Be Yourself" at Kimo's SF

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21
Nov

Be Yourself

The Green Screen Trio’s debut track Words and Music by Dan Grigor Cameras by wakitu Video editing by Dan Grigor Produced by IDEA!ography Be Yourself Do you see rainbows, or do you see clouds? Do you get nervous when you’re around… more »


20
Nov

Guacamole, Stardust and Friends I've Never Met

One day she posts a challange. I'll let her words fill you in.... a group of friends posted a notice on facebook with a challenge to artists: write a happily worded song, in a minor key...using the words "guacamole" and "stardust.” It was all done in jest...but suddenly grew with responses immediately. more »


7
Nov

CFI auditions, bass and djembe

Here we have video from the jam last week. Auditioning for percussion is Ric and for Bass is BobbyH SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : 'CFI auditions, bass and djembe', url :… more »