He stands out in a crowded field of Acoustic Guitar Wunderkinds not just for his virtuosity but for constantly giving the listener a note-by-note discovery of his emotional and thought process— with no small helping of humor. Kaleidoscopic excellence, startling emotion, personal revelation: all accurate descriptions of what ultimately is Grant’s personal story, in a musical flow comparable to writers such as Dave Eggers and Michael Chabon. Certainly the least boring guitarist I know.” -Darol Anger
“Grant belongs to the new elite of American acoustic practitioners who are pushing the ever-expanding envelope of a musical frontier.” -David Grisman
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, Aoife O’Donovan 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 Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he’s received attention from international music periodicals such as Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication Moonshiner, Just Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
Targhee Music Camp is excited to welcome Grant back again to teach at the camp.