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Grant Gordy

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he's also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo.

His music has been heard on NPR's Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he's received attention from international music periodicals such as The Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication MoonshinerJust Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Current Projects:

In addition to freelancing as a soloist and collaborator in New York City-as an acoustic guitarist, and on electric in the city's thriving jazz scene- Grant's current bands include: Mr Sun, an acoustic supergroup of sorts with Darol Anger (violin), Joe K. Walsh (mandolin) and Aidan O'Donnell (bass); A duo with guitarist Ross Martin; their debut Year of the Dog was released late 2016; His own band featuring prodigious acoustic talents Alex Hargreaves (violin) and Dominick Leslie (mandolin).


Grant endorses D'Addario strings, Hiroshi Suda guitars and K&K Sound

He also uses: D'Andrea ProPlec picks, Henriksen Amplifiers, Höfner guitars, Collings guitars & Martin guitars



Guitar Genius Grant Gordy’s guitar playing sounds like extraterrestrial arithmetic. I’d like to think that, contained in his notes, are the encoded cures for all human diseases.”

-Bluegrass Today

“Grant Gordy is a special musician... While being a bluegrass musician at heart, Grant’s incredible breadth of harmonic and rhythmic knowledge from jazz gives him a strikingly singular voice on the guitar; one that is worth giving your attention.”

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