Review of “My Dony”

I always find it interesting to listen to how musicians grow and evolve from project to project. Clearly Grant Dermody’s latest offering, “My Dony” is a large step forward in his evolution. Since the early days of our relationship as fellow harmonica players, I’ve had...

Autumn News 2019

Hi Everyone, I hope you all are well and thriving! I just finished a new record, my second with my friend Dirk Powell! This one is called My Dony and it’s a straight ahead electric blues album. I wrote three tunes for the record, Dirk wrote three, including the title...

Autumn News!

Hi Everyone, I hope this finds you happy, warm and well! I had an amazing musical summer. I got to record with Charlie Lennon, Irish National treasure and fiddle master, whilst in Spiddal, Ireland in July. We recorded Tree Of Life, one of my tunes. Charlie liked it so...

Spring Update

Hi Everyone, I just got back from an incredible road trip, full of music, frivolity, more music, and general mayhem. It started in Wisconsin with the phenomenal Tim Foss. Tim is, simply, one of the finest old-time fiddlers, and all-around musicians, you can find...

Review by Art Menius

Released: February 2010 Reviewed by Art Menius 2/10/2012 Seattle’s Grant Dermody long ago earned a reputation as an excellent harmonica blower equally comfortable in blues, old-time, and roots music while also capable of quite good singing and songwriting. Lay Down My...

Huffington Post by Steve Winnick

by Steve Winnick I may have spoken too soon about the Jesus and Devil thing, because there’s none of that on Grant Dermody’s latest album Sun Might Shine on Me, and his press material speaks a lot about Tibetan Buddhism. Dermody, a harmonica player who has worked with...

No Depression – by Joe McSpadden

Grant Dermody, the Seattle harp wizard with a panoramic view of roots music styles, both old world and new, puts his versatility on display with Sun Might Shine on Me. Surrounding himself with a solid group of accomplices, Dermody is relaxed and in charge without ever...
No Depression – by John Apice

No Depression – by John Apice

No Depression John Apice – February 26, 2016 Just when you believe a particular type of music has been done to death and there wouldn’t be another way of presenting it with any hint of originality and creativity – someone comes along who tweaks the genre and...
No Depression – Review of Crossing That River

No Depression – Review of Crossing That River

Where so many country blues revivalists sound like tourists or carpetbaggers, Grant Dermody devises his own musical map. An understated harmonica virtuoso and a vocalist of subtlety and warmth, he not only renews an acoustic legacy, but extends it. Building bridges...