Guitarist Grant Gordy to Play Live at Pendleton Center for the Arts


On Wednesday, Sept. 21 the Pendleton Center for the Arts music stage will welcome a guitar player who’s been described as one of the most highly regarded instrumentalists of his generation.

Grant Gordy, left, and Jacob Jolliff will perform Wednesday evening at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. (Photos courtesy of Gordy and Jolliff)

Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy will perform a varied repertoire of jazz and bluegrass at 7 p.m.

Gordy has been a major voice on the American acoustic music scene and held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years. He’s also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival.

His music has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he’s received attention from international music periodicals such as The Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication Moonshiner, Just Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

For the Pendleton show he’ll be joined by mandolin player Jacob Jolliff who is also held in high esteem in both the jazz and bluegrass scenes. Jolliff and Gordy released their first duo album, Our Delight, in early 2022.

Tickets are $15 and available at or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event is made possible through the support of Harriet Isom and the Red Lion of Pendleton. More information is available at or by calling 541-278-9201.