Jonny Grave



Biography

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.

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Watch Past Performances

Video 2/28/2016: The Clara Barton Sessions

The Clara Barton Sessions were recorded by a group of D.C.-based musicians in one night on March 14-15, 2015 in Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office located at 7th and E Streets, Northwest. Each musician chose a song from the Civil War era that could have echoed in these rooms. Each musician also composed a new song addressing the personal stories of soldiers and civilians alike. This is not a reenactment or a period piece, but rather a demonstration of the living tradition of music that transcends through time, as authentic now as it was 150 years ago.

Video 1/25/2016: Jonny Grave

Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, and Bluesman from Washington DC.

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