Musician Martin Grosswendt will appear on Saturday, August 24 at Saturday Night in Marblehead, the monthly coffeehouse at the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $15, payable at the door.
An instrumentalist--playing guitar, mandolin, five-string banjo and fiddle--as well as a singer, Grosswendt is best known for his interpretations of 1920s and 1930s blues. He began his career in the 1970s as a session player at Philo Records in Vermont, recording with U. Utah Phillips, Mary McCaslin and other artists. At the same time, Grosswendt began a solo career playing music of legendary bluesmen such as Charley Patton, Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell. He has shared the stage, as a solo artist, with Jesse Winchester, Tom Rush, Sam and Dave, Taj Mahal, NRBQ and other legendary performers.