Press quotes

Click here to download this page.

"...intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention."  --Billboard

"...flawless."  --Wall Street Journal

"Alex de Grassi is a treasure… his technical wizardry as well as his vibrant and poetic music-making make him one of the
most distinctive steel-string guitarists performing today.
”  --David Spelman, Director New York Guitar Festival


...an acoustic guitarist of virtuosic strength and ability...”  --Los Angeles Times


De Grassi’s solo steel-string pieces resemble orchestral overtures more than mere songs.  
Alex’s control and sensitivity are almost as striking as his technical expertise.
”  --Guitar Player Magazine


...one man guitar duets.”  --Washington Post'


A master of the acoustic guitar.”  --Dirty Linen


Key...is the sense of rhythm that permeates much of de Grassi’s playing. Using a variety of rhythmic and tonal dynamics he achieves... ‘a microcosm of bigger-sounding instruments.’ Drawing upon new perspectives, as well as the traditions of old, de Grassi has skillfully blended elements of folk, classical, jazz, and world music, and synthesized something new.”  --Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine


 “De Grassi has mastered the art of playing melodies, counter-melodies, harmonies, and intricate rhythms simultaneously.
His touch is as exquisite as his lyricism, and his improvisational/compositional musical consciousness is as
intricate and subtle as a sparkling crystal.
”  --Down Beat Magazine


...one of the greatest steel string guitar player/composers of the last decade.”  --Acoustic Guitar Magazine