Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy

Joe K. Walsh

Grant Gordy

The Parlor Room
All Ages
Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy at the Parlor Room


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Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy

“one of the best acoustic duos performing today” – Fretboard Journal

Monstrously talented guitarist  Grant Gordy  and mandolin virtuoso  Joe K. Walsh  are

two prominent voices in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. It's no

wonder: Gordy formerly served as guitarist in the David Grisman Quintet, while

Walsh was a founding member of progressive string band Joy Kills Sorrow and

longtime mandolinist for bluegrass darlings the Gibson Brothers. With a great love

and deep knowledge of the great acoustic musicians who have come before, Grant

and Joe approach the guitar and mandolin duet with a wide-eyed and infectious

improvisatory spirit. They’ve played together all over North America and Europe

and, with fiddler Darol Anger, co-founded the wild, inventive string band Mr Sun.

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice in

the American roots music world, and one of the most highly regarded young

instrumentalists of his generation. He held the guitar chair in the legendary David

Grisman Quintet for six years, and has also worked alongside such musical

luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger. Grant's

music has been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk

Concerts, and he's performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to Bonnaroo,

Finland to India. “Grant Gordy is a special musician. While being a bluegrass musician

at heart, Grant’s incredible breadth of harmonic and rhythmic knowledge from jazz

gives him a strikingly singular voice on the guitar; one that is worth giving your

attention.” -No Depression

Hailed by David Grisman as a “wonderful mandolin player”, the CBC-Newfoundland

as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation”, Boston-based mandolin player

Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with

acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar

hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills

Sorrow. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou

Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s

Ryman Auditorium. After a number of award-winning years as mandolinist with

bluegrass stars the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between an

inventive string band called Mr Sun (featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and Aidan

O’Donnell) a duo with Grant Gordy, and his own band. An avid educator, Joe is a

mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music. He teaches regularly at music

camps throughout North America and beyond, and teaches online through Peghead


Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic St
Northampton, MA, 01060