Jonny Grave


Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and Bluesman from Washington DC. Growing up in a very musical family, Grave was introduced to the sounds of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/12/2015: Bourgeois Blues: A District of Columbia Tribute to Lead Belly

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lead Belly’s birth, D.C. guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonny Grave, guitarist/vocalist Tom Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Jess Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons, and bassist Brian Farrow join in a tribute performance to the folk music legend and his work. See also Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster.

Video 3/16/2014: Songs and Seeds: A Tribute to Pete Seeger

This concert celebrating the life of the late legendary folk singer Pete Seeger is hosted by Brandon Wetherbee and features performances by Jonny Grave, Ballad’ve, Michael Yugo, Patrick Hawkins, Magpie, and others.

Video 5/25/2012: Jonny Grave

Listen Local First presents the Maryland-based guitarist and vocalist as he sings hill country blues.

Jonny Grave