“Matt plays with energy, confidence and amazing virtuosity”
“I think Matthew Grasso is one of the most original, distinctive and accomplished guitarists that I have ever heard. His technique, intensity, tonal palette, and concentration make his performances unique and unforgettable experiences”
“Guitarist Matthew Grasso playing Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” plunged into the difficult work, no holds barred, and with the musical sensitivity and skill that this three-part piece required. That is, exotic Spanish dance rhythms, liveliness, desperation, sorrow and reconciliation were all expressed. Grasso’s playing was astounding.”
"Guitarist Matthew Grasso plays with such extraordinary grace and beauty that his elegant music appears to be connected with a very deep, calm, meditative state of mind. Which is why I call him a magical musician and a musical magician!"
The new album is here! Enjoy this collection of Matthew Grasso's original material and classical arrangements played on the Extended 7-string guitar. The 18-track, 77 minute long CD is avaliable exclusively from Matt. For the tracklist, please click here.
To order, call (530) 759-9071 or email Matt.
After waiting nine long months, the raga guitar is back from the dead. Luthier Scott Richter put a new lattice-braced, spruce soundboard on (it was cedar before). Scott's work on the instrument is mind-blowing. The guitar looks new. The nightmare is over!
The Day Of The 7-String (July 7th, or 07-07) has come and gone! Thanks for joining us at Watermelon Music for the fourth annual celebration of 7-string guitars and beyond. A full lineup of exotic instruments was on display through an evening that expanded musical horizons. We hope to see you again next year!
Head over to ClassicalYou to purchase the following albums online:
You can listen to clips of each track off of all these albums, so be sure to stop by!
Check out these videos of Matt:
... also in a higher quality version.
Learn more about "Music for the Extended 7-String Guitar" in this new album review.
Check out Matt's article, "Playing the Extended 7-String Classic Guitar". If you're unfamiliar with the 7-string and want to know more, this is a great place to start! Also, be sure to check out an article by luthier Gregory Byers on "Construction of an Extended 7-String Guitar" . Be sure not to miss out on these excellent resources.