Stefan Grossman

Stefan Grossman (* April 16, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City ) is an influential American guitarist, textbook writer and producer.


Stefan Grossman was born in 1945 as the son of Jewish married couple Herbert and Ruth Grossman in New York. At 14, he decided under the impression the music of Big Bill Broonzy to learn guitar. Reverend Gary Davis was his mentor.

Grossman took the old blues greats on tape and transcribed the pieces in a separate tab. He has developed a method of teaching, which he published in books and on tapes and records.

18- year old, he founded the Even Dozen Jug Band. After that, he was briefly a member of the Fugs and took Rory Block LP How To Play Blues Guitar on. Since 1967, he joined more on solo. He traveled throughout Europe, lived in Italy, then in England and finally back in Italy.

In 1973, Stefan Grossman his own record label Kicking Mule Records, which he led until 1980 and even then sold. From 1976, Grossman frequently collaborated with John Renbourn, with whom he recorded a number of albums and has given numerous concerts.

1987 Grossman moved back to America. He released a new album on the Canadian label Shanachie Records and founded his own company again: Stefan Grossman 's Guitar Workshop on he is back teaching materials ( tapes, videos, CDs) out.