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ND “Behind the Sun” Review
Read review on ND by Grant Britt, October 18, 2022 Grant Dermody covers a lot of territory with his harmonica. In the past, he’s visited Delta, Piedmont, and Chicago blues. He recently added Louisiana to his itinerary, relocating to Lafayette. For his latest, Behind...
Review of “My Dony” – Living Blues Magazine
"It's that wider range of emotion and expression, driven by Dermody's urgency and enthusiasm that makes My Dony the sturdy and successful effort it is. Consider this Dermody's most decisive outing yet." Lee Zimmerman
Review of “My Dony” – Grateful Web
"With this rapidly, unfolding uncertainty, I can’t do light and surface. Good old rock or pop, my normal go-tos, definitely will not work. I’m craving gritty and real. I need Grant Dermody and his new album, “My Dony.” It primarily blues but there are touches of...
Review of “My Dony” – Michael Dougherty
"Grant Dermody’s new album, My Dony, should be able to push away whatever demons are plaguing you. " READ THE FULL REVIEW
Great Review of “My Dony” – No Depression
“It’s earthy stuff, with the dirty roots exposed for us to chomp on and savor, a down-home dinner that sticks to your ribs.” - No Depression https://www.nodepression.com/album-reviews/harmonicist-grant-dermody-blends-blues-and-country-on-earthy-my-dony
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...
Review of “My Dony” by Cathi Norton
Grant Demody is a force to be reckoned with. I know him to be a seeker, not only ofpersonal balance and grace, but of the endless musical possibilities. He travels great distances to capture the sounds and music that guide him. His mastery of harmonica is awe-...
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...
Digging in John’s Backyard & Behind the Sun take the No. 1 and No. 2 spot for the year 2022 on RMR!
“Behind The Sun” #1 Acoustic Blues Album on Roots Music Report
“Diggin’ in John’s Back Yard” #1 Acoustic Blues Album on Roots Music Report