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Grant Gordy


Born in Oregon, raised on his father’s roots and blues guitar playing, Brooklyn-based Grant Gordy was drawn to the guitar early on as a means of personal expression and intellectual curiosity. Moving to Colorado as he entered his 20s opened his musical horizons as he began playing innumerable gigs with local musicians in a wide range of different styles. Being asked to assume the guitarists’ role in the fabled David Grisman Quintet, a spot previously held by such guitar notables as Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, Frank Vignola and Mike Marshall, firmly established Gordy as one of the preeminent young voices on guitar. Just ask his boss, David Grisman, who says Gordy “belongs to the new elite of American acoustic practitioners who are pushing the ever-expanding envelope of a musical frontier.”

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/18/2014: Grant Gordy and Joe K. Walsh

Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.

Grant Gordy and Joe Walsh