Martin Grosswendt

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

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Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Music Kamp 2020!

I’m excited to tell you that I’ll be teaching guitar during Old Time and Traditional Week at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Camp in Maryville, TN, June 14 – 20.  This is one great event, and I’m thrilled to be there.  The program features classes in Old Time Banjo, Old Time Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer, Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Irish […]

Students Wanted!

Lessons available on various instruments in multiple genres near Providence, in Jamaica Plain, online, and at the Music Emporium!


July 31, 20168:00 pm  to 2:00 amNorthampton, WOR @ Euroblues 2016with Susanne Salem-SchatzUniversity of Northampton NorthamptonAge Limit: All Ages
September 30, 2016Winter Harborwith Susanne Salem-Schatz
October 2, 20164:00 pm  to 6:00 pmWestbrook, ME @ Lenny'swith Susanne Salem-Schatz1274 Bridgton Road (Route 302) WestbrookTicket Price: $15
Age Limit: All Ages
October 15, 20168:00 pm  to 10:00 pmOld Ship Coffee Housewith Susanne Salem-Schatz107 Main Street HinghamWith Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
Ticket Price: $15
October 22, 20168:00 pm  to 10:00 pmCommon Fence Musicwith Susanne Salem-Schatz933 Anthony Rd. Portsmouth, RI
October 27, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmFour Hour Day Lutheriewith Susanne Salem-Schatz4305 Hartford rd Baltimore mdWith Premo and Gustavsson
Ticket Price: Donation at the door

October 28, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmHouse Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzCharlottesville, VAPotluck 6-7, Concert 7:30-9:30
Email for details and reservations - put in the heading Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz concert
October 29, 20167:30 pm  to 9:30 pmR.A. Fountain General Storewith Susanne Salem-Schatz6754 E. Wilson St. Corner of NC 222 & US 258 Fountain, NCTicket Price: $7.50 General Admission
Age Limit: All Ages
October 30, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmTrent River Coffee Companywith Susanne Salem-Schatz208 Craven St New Bern, NC
November 2, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmTed's Fun on the Riverwith Susanne Salem-Schatz2 Castle St. Wilmington, NC
November 3, 20168:00 pm  to 10:00 pmCameo Art House Theatrewith Susanne Salem-Schatz225 Hay St
Fayetteville, NC
November 4, 20166:46 pm  to 8:46 pmThe Rooster's Wifewith Susanne Salem-Schatz114 Knight Street Aberdeen, NC
November 5, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmWhistle Pig Concertswith Susanne Salem-SchatzAtlanta, GA
Email for reservations and details:
November 6, 20165:00 pm  to 7:00 pmHouse Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzOak Ridge, NC5pm Potluck, 6:30PM Concert
Email for reservations and details:
November 18, 20168:00 pm  to 10:00 pmSouth Shore Folk Music Club Coffeehousewith Susanne Salem-Schatz222 Main Street, Kingston, MAAge Limit: All Ages
November 20, 20163:00 pm  to 5:00 pmConcerts at West Kennebunkwith Susanne Salem-SchatzUnited Methodist Church160 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk, ME
November 28, 20166:00 pm  to 9:00 pmDriftwood Publick Housewith Susanne Salem-Schatz309 Court St
Plymouth, MA, United States
With Paul Chase on bass!
December 2, 20168:00 pm  to 10:00 pmMeetinghouse Cafe, Unitarian Universalist Fellowshipwith Susanne Salem-Schatz108 School Street, Bennington VTBenefit for Homeless Coalition
Ticket Price: $15, $10 students
December 3, 20168:30 pm  to 10:30 pmHinesburg, VT @ Good Times Cafewith Susanne Salem-Schatz10805 Rt. 116 HinesburgAge Limit: All Ages
December 4, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmCabot, VT @ Willey Memorial Hall, Cabot Artswith Susanne Salem-Schatz3216 Main St CabotAge Limit: All Ages
December 8, 20167:00 pm  to 9:00 pmPeople's Cafe Benefit for Climate Changewith Susanne Salem-SchatzPrivate Home, Newton MA
December 11, 20163:00 pm  to 5:00 pmYule for Fuel Benefitwith Susanne Salem-SchatzWellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet MA
December 18, 201611:00 am  to 1:00 pmBoston, MA @ Community Church of Bostonwith Susanne Salem-Schatz565 Boylston St BostonAge Limit: All Ages
January 14, 20178:00 pm  to 10:00 pmPaskamansett Concert Series at the Dartmouth Grangewith Susanne Salem-Schatz1133 Fisher Rd DartmouthTicket Price: $15, $12 under 18, students, seniors.
Age Limit: All Ages
January 15, 20176:00 pm  to 9:00 pmChandler Road House Concertswith Susanne Salem-SchatzAndover, MA
Potluck at 6, music at 7:00
$15 per person
January 16, 20178:00 pm  to 10:00 pmTres Gatoswith Susanne Salem-Schatz470 Centre StAge Limit: All Ages
January 21, 20178:00 pm  to 9:00 pmSaturday Night in Marbleheadwith Susanne Salem-Schatz
January 28, 20178:00 pm  to 10:00 pmThe Vanilla Bean Caféwith Susanne Salem-Schatz450 Deerfield Rd. PomfretBenefit for Northeast Connecticut Food Bank ~ With Howie Bursen
January 29, 20173:00 pm  to 5:00 pmLoring-Greenough House Sunday Afternoon Concertswith Susanne Salem-Schatz12 South Street Jamaica PlainAge Limit: All Ages
February 2, 20177:00 pm  to 9:00 pmCamden Public Library Coffeehousewith Susanne Salem-Schatz55 Main St, Camden, METickets available at the door. (207) 236-3440
February 11, 20173:00 pm  to 4:00 pmWellfleet Public Librarywith Susanne Salem-Schatz55 West Main Street, Wellfleet MA
February 18, 20178:00 pm  to 10:00 pmNew Moon Coffeehousewith Susanne Salem-Schatz16 Ashland St Haverhill, MAopening for Robert Jones
February 25, 20178:00 pm  to 10:00 pmThe Vanilla Bean Caféwith Susanne Salem-Schatz450 Deerfield Rd. Pomfret, CT
April 14, 20177:30 pm  to 9:30 pmFolklore Society of Greater Washington @ Archie Edwards Blues Barbershopwith Susanne Salem-Schatz4701 Queensbury Rd
Riverdale, MD, 20737
Email for reservations:
Tickets are $20/public and $10/FSGW members
April 15, 201710:30 am  to 12:30 pmBlues Guitar Workshop with Martin Grosswendtwith Susanne Salem-Schatz4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737$30 Workshop Fee
Pre-register at
April 15, 20177:30 pm  to 10:00 pmDelaware Friends of Folkwith Susanne Salem-SchatzBennett Chapel at Wesley College, Corner of DIvision and N. Bradford St., Dover, DE
April 22, 20171:00 pm  to 3:00 pmBlues Guitar Workshopwith Susanne Salem-SchatzJalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
May 12, 20178:00 pm  to 9:00 pmHouse Concert Sebastapol, CAwith Susanne Salem-SchatzEmail Jon Berger and Kalia Kliban for Reservations and Details:
May 13, 20177:30 pm  to 10:00 pmHouse Concert in Berkeley, CAwith Susanne Salem-Schatz20 to 35++ dollar sliding scale donation
Reservations & details: email Audrey & Milton
May 17, 201710:30 pm  to 12:30 amHouse Concert Mountain View, CAwith Susanne Salem-SchatzEmail for details and reservations.
May 18, 20177:00 pm  to 8:00 pmHaggin Museumwith Susanne Salem-Schatz1201 N. Pershing Ave Stockton, CA
May 19, 20178:00 pm  to 10:30 pmSchoenberg Guitarswith Susanne Salem-Schatz106 Main Street, Belvedere Tiburon, CA
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door

May 20, 20173:00 pm  to 4:00 pmCorner Store West Festivalwith Susanne Salem-SchatzCarmel Valley, CAWhiffletree Ranch
18865 Cachagua Rd
Carmel Valley CA
May 21, 20175:00 pm  to 8:00 pmHouse Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzCarmel Valley, CASuggested Donation $15
Call 831-298-7159 for reservations and details

June 1, 2017through June 4, 2017Shaker Meadows Guitar Workshopwith Susanne Salem-SchatzCanaan, NY
June 9, 20177:30 pm  to 9:30 pmCherry Bridge House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzBridgewater, MADetails and Reservations:
July 2, 2017through July 8, 2017Common Ground on the Hillwith Susanne Salem-SchatzMcDaniels College, Westminster, MD
July 16, 2017through July 21, 2017Guitar Intensiveswith Susanne Salem-SchatzCollege of the Atlantic
83 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

July 30, 2017through August 4, 2017EuroBlues 2017with Susanne Salem-SchatzHartpury College, Gloucester, UK
August 20, 20171:00 pm  to 2:00 pmFolksoul Music Festivalwith Susanne Salem-SchatzGreenfield NH8 Driscoll Rd. Greenfield, NH

Previous Shows and Camps

Shaker Meadows Guitar Workshops, New Lebanon, NY

Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, Morristown, NJ

Jenkins House Concerts, NY, NY

EuroBlues 2015, Worcester, UK

Last Friday Coffeehouse, Schoodic Arts For All, Winter Harbor, ME

New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford, MA

Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY

Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Moultonbourough, NH

Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD

Augusta Heritage Center Blues and Swing Week, Elkins, WV

Guitar Intensives, Mainely Guitar Week, Bar Harbor, ME

Mandolin Camp North, Charlton, MA

Banjo Camp North, Charlton, MA

Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

Last Friday Coffeehouse, Winter Harbor, ME

Rhythm And Roots Festival, Charlestown, RI

St. John’s Coffeehouse, Arlington MA

Upper Valley Music Center, Lebanon, NH

Sandglass Theater, Putney, VT

Blackstone River Theater, Cumberland RI

Eisteddfod Folk Festival, North Dartmouth, MA

Tryworks Coffehouse, New Bedford, MA

Stonington Opera House, Deer Isle, ME

The Yellow Door, Montreal, Quebec

The Me and Thee, Marblehead, MA

The Dance Flurry, Saratog Springs, NY

Saturday Night in Marblehead, Marblehead, MA

Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown, RI