Sam Grisman Project posted up at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY over the weekend for two shows blending original material and classic covers in a combination of electric and acoustic sets.

The intimate room where The Band drummer Levon Helm once hosted his Midnight Rambles gatherings was a suitable venue for the two-night celebration both honoring and continuing the legacy of David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead, and other progenitors of their musical lineage. In addition to classic cuts from The Beatles, The Band, Bob Dylan, and the Dead, the group drew from their generation’s source material with traditional bluegrass tunes and older covers.

It being Father’s Day Weekend, they were also sure to pay tribute to Sam Grisman’s pops David Grisman with songs from his duo with Jerry Garcia and their bluegrass project Old & In the Way. On Sunday, Grisman posted a tribute to his father on social media, writing, “Happy Father’s Day to the most inspiring, supportive, encouraging, wise, brilliant, hilarious, insightful dad a kid could have ever hoped to have been born to. It is a profound honor to be your son, and to be a part of carrying on the amazing legacy of your music which is is imbued with so much of the magic of your personality. We’ll certainly be playing some Dawg tunes in your honor at @levonhelmstudios tonight. I love you endlessly. May you rule over Dawgdom forever mang!”

Click below to view a collection of fan-shot videos from Sam Grisman Project at Levon Helm Studios. The band’s tour continues with a mix of headlining and festival dates, including Terrapin CrossroadsSunday Daydream and a run of shows with Peter Rowan. For a full list of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.

Sam Grisman Project – “EMD” (David Grisman) – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Panama Red” (Peter Rowan) – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “The Thrill Is Gone” (Roy Hawkins) – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Throwing Punches” – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Me & My Uncle” (John Phillips) – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Acousticity” – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Midnight Moonlight” (Old & In the Way) – 6/15/24

Sam Grisman Project – “Ripple” (Grateful Dead) – 6/15/24

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