Grant Gordy and Ross Martin at On The Rise Bakery
Grant Gordy (guitar player for The David Grisman Quintet and many others) and Ross Martin (guitar player for The Matt Flinner Trio and many others) team up for an amazing night of music at On The Rise Bakery in Richmond, VT. An amazingly intimate venue to see such virtuosic players...
The New York City based guitar duo of Grant Gordy and Ross Martin started, as many projects do, with two friends simply getting together to play tunes. The two met when they were both living in Denver, Colorado and working with many of the same musical projects. Their shared interest in styles and genres all over the musical map made a collaboration seem like a natural next step. Bluegrass, jazz, gospel, classical music and original tunes are all part of the mix at one of their performances. See individual bios below:
New York City based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene for several years. Hailing from the Northwest and getting his professional start in Colorado, Grant possesses a unique sound as a virtuosic acoustic guitarist with feet firmly placed in the folk music and jazz worlds.
Since 2007 Grant has held the guitar chair for the legendary David Grisman Quintet, and he's also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Steve Martin, Darol Anger, Edie Brickell, Edgar Meyer, and Aoife O'Donovan. An in-demand collaborator, he's toured extensively in America and internationally, performing at such venues as Montreal Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, Carnegie Hall and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. 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.
Guitarist Ross Martin has performed in concert halls, honky-tonks, theaters, rock clubs, living rooms, on festival stages, television programs and everywhere in between. Having grown up in the suburbs of Dallas, TX, with brief stints in East Tennessee, Ross headed West after attending the University of North Texas and earning a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies. After living for ten years in the front range area of Colorado, he relocated to the east coast and has resided in the New York City borough of Brooklyn for the past five years. His musical path has covered as much territory as his physical one. Reflecting his love of diverse genres like jazz, bluegrass, country, folk, experimental and classical music, Ross has always felt at home with fellow musicians who seek to reconcile, through their music, the incredible wealth of styles available to listeners in this global and digital age. He has toured and performed with a wide range of artists including Matt Flinner, Tony Furtado, Ron Miles, Mollie O'Brien, The Motet, Caroline Herring, Dwele, Sonya Kitchell and many others.
Along with bassist Eric Thorin, Ross has been a member of the Matt Flinner Trio for the past six years. Known in acoustic circles for his groundbreaking mandolin work, Matt, a composition major in college, developed a unique concept for the trio. His idea was for all three band members to write a tune each day while on tour and perform it that evening. After several tours, the trio picked twelve of their favorite tunes and recorded them. The result is "Music du Jour" which was released on Compass Records in April of 2009. Many more compositions have been written since and the trio is scheduled to record its second release in September of 2011.
Under his own name, Ross has one recording, "Volley" that's available for purchase at www.rossmartinguitar.com and another project in the works. The new recording is produced by Matt and features Darol Anger on fiddle, Ron Miles on trumpet, Greg Garrison on bass, Dominic Lalli on sax, Matt on mandolin, Ross on electric guitar and Marc Dalio on drums. Ross is currently performing and teaching in the New York City area as well as touring nationally and internationally with various projects.
On The Rise Bakery (View)
Richmond, VT 05477
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