By Rob Brunner
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:57 AM EDT

Grateful Dawg

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and mandolin virtuoso David ”Dawg” Grisman shared a close friendship, a love of bluegrass, and a trademark bush of thick grizzle. They were, as Grisman’s wife puts it, ”beards of a feather,” and the musical pairing of perfectionist technician Grisman with soulful stylist Garcia often worked magic. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about this documentary, which stumbles from subject to subject with an irksome lack of narrative arc. Directed by Grisman’s daughter, ”Dawg” does feature some great performance clips (”Sittin’ Here in Limbo,” ”Jenny Jenkins”), but the perfunctory and unrevealing interviews feel like an afterthought. B-

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Grateful Dawg

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 81 minutes
director
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