Martin Grosswendt

Country blues, bottleneck and finger-busting guitar, offered up with powerful voice, deep soul and wry humor

Latest News

Latest News

New Teaching Hours at the Music Emporium

Martin is now teaching at the Music Emporium on Thursdays.

Finishing up 2016

Martin and Susanne are keeping busy through the end of the year with gigs in Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. Join them for one of these performances!

Music Camps Summer 2017

Martin is already lining up camps for next summer. Come and see what we’ve got so far.

Welcome . . .

Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years.  A master of pre-war blues and other southern traditional music, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and musicians alike.  He’s known at festivals, concert venues and music camps across the U.S., and his instrumental and vocal skills are matched by his knowledge of the music’s sources and creators, whose stories he weaves into every performance.  He’s also a dedicated and passionate teacher, committed to keeping the music alive. Get to know Martin Grosswendt’s music — you’ll be glad that you did.

 

In the world of American roots music, Martin Grosswendt is a national treasure. He’s authentic in performance, generous in teaching, and genuine to the core. He has an old soul. No way could he be the great musician he is without one.
— Phil Zimmerman, Bluegrass Music Director, Music Camps North, author of Bluegrass Time

 

He’s one of the best fingerpickers I ever heard play.
— David Bromberg