Martin Grosswendt

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

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November Workshop at Shaker Meadows Bed and Breakfast

I am pleased to let you know that I will be teaching a three-day guitar workshop at the lovely Shaker Meadows Bed and Breakfast in New Lebanon, NY on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018.   I am also honored (although saddened) that it will be the final workshop offered at Shaker Meadows.  Over the years, […]

Students Wanted!

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

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, musician, photographer and author of Bluegrass Time


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