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LISTEN: Grant Gordy, “Journey to Miniera”

Feb 28, 2023

LISTEN: Grant Gordy,

Artist: Grant Gordy
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Song: “Journey to Miniera”
Album: Peripheral Visions
Release Date: March 3, 2023

In Their Words: “This music has been a long time coming: I made my debut record, Grant Gordy, 14 years ago with much the same band (Alex Hargreaves on violin, and Dominick Leslie on mandolin), and there’s been a small but consistent clamor for another ‘Grant Gordy Quartet’ record in the intervening years. Somehow it just took this long to come around to it. This time, it was us three with the great Aidan O’Donnell on bass — Aidan and I have been working together frequently since meeting here in NYC almost a decade ago, and we play in the band Mr. Sun together. So I have long-standing relationships with all three of these musicians, and I think that though the GGQ isn’t a full-time project (hence, to some degree, the record’s title Peripheral Visions), that spirit of experimentation and camaraderie comes through in the music. I played with the David Grisman Quintet/Sextet for six years and I feel like ‘Journey to Miniera’ displays the most direct connection to Dawg music on the album, though there are other musical inspirations at play here, too. The title is a dedication to some beautiful friends I’ve made working over in Italy, at a music camp called Minieracustica, truly a paradise-on-earth kind of situation. I can’t wait to make the return journey to Miniera.” — Grant Gordy

Photo Credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

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