Grant Gordy took up the guitar at the age of 13 in his hometown of Portland, OR. He now calls Denver home and has been a part of the national acoustic music scene for the last several years. He cut his teeth as a working musician playing all kinds of music at all kinds of gigs around Colorado. In 2006 Grant auditioned and was selected for Edgar Meyer’s “Porous Borders of Music” workshop in New York City, the culmination of which was a performance at Carnegie Hall, where Grant debuted a number of his compositions. He toured North America in 2008 with Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko and the “Africa to Appalachia Project”, including dates at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Calgary Folk Festival, and a featured performance on NPR’s All Things Considered. Their album won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Best World Music Record of the Year. Recently Grant has become the newest member of the legendary David Grisman Quintet, which has played all over the country at concert halls and festivals including Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June 2009. Grant has shared the stage with such luminaries of the acoustic music world as Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck, Darol Anger and of course David Grisman. He is quickly becoming recognized for pushing and blurring the boundaries of acoustic music in his compositions, his assimilation of jazz influences, and his exceptional facility with his instrument.
Grant’s self-titled debut CD was released in Spring 2010 and features David Grisman, Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert (of Punch Brothers), Dominick Leslie and Jayme Stone.
Grant Gordy Quartet
Ian Hutchison, upright bass
Dominick Leslie, mandolin
Mike Barnett, violin
Grant Gordy, guitar
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