Grant Gordy

by Grant Gordy

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The 2010 debut record by Grant Gordy

Featuring:
Grant Gordy- guitar
Alex Hargreaves- violin
Paul Kowert- bass
Dominick Leslie- mandolin

with Jayme Stone- banjo

and David "Dawg" Grisman on "Blues to Dawg"

Produced by Grant Gordy and Jayme Stone

Recorded by Mario Casilio at Notably Fine Audio, Denver Colorado

All songs by Grant Gordy (Granthology Music, ASCAP) except for "The Desert, the Ocean by Gordy, Hargreaves, Kowert and Leslie and "Goodbye Liza Jane" (traditional)

"A flatpicking master in his own right, Grant has also quickly evolved into an underground acoustic guitar legend."

-Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

"Phenom Grant Gordy is an emerging voice in the world of contemporary string band music...an original voice that effortlessly and convincingly merges seemingly unrelated genres of music."

-Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"Grant Gordy belongs to the new elite family of American acoustic practitioners who are pushing the ever-expanding envelope of a musical frontier, incorporating many of the forms developed here in the last century. Grant’s guitar stylings offer a rare blend of flat-picking virtuosity, jazz exploration and classical sensibility... some of the most engaging sounds in contemporary acoustic string music"

-David Grisman

“If you want to get a feel for where the next generation of acoustic string artists are taking their music, this is an adventure well worth your time and trouble.”

-Bluegrass Today

“Along with master flatpicker Tony Rice, David “Dawg” Grisman pioneered a style known as “dawg music,” blending Django Reinhardt/Hot Club jazz with bluegrass. Grant Gordy is Grisman’s current guitarist, and here, Gordy steps out on his own with a solo album. Do we really need another album of dawg music from one of Grisman’s followers? Yes, we do, and here’s why. Most of the players who have latched onto Grisman’s style have drawn heavily from the Django side of things. Few take bebop or post-bop seriously at all. Grant Gordy does. He draws as much from the style of jazz developed by Miles Davis’ second quintet (the one with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams) as he does from gypsy jazz. The result is that his fluid and elegant flatpicking is unpredictable, even to the most jaded worshipper of David Grier. Sure, there are hints of Django, and Gordy is obviously a big fan of Tony Rice and David Grier, but once you hear him, you will know that you are listening to someone new.”

-Amazon listener review


Featured as an "Editor's Pick"- one of the top releases of 2010 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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released May 11, 2010

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Grant Gordy Brooklyn, New York

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, Edie Brickell, and Darol Anger. ... more

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