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Alex De Grassi

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Alex de Grassi
Born (1952-02-13) February 13, 1952 (age 72)
Yokosuka, Japan
GenresNew Age
Years active1976–present
LabelsWindham Hill, Novus, Tropo, Lifescapes, 33rd Street

Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952) is an American Grammy nominated fingerstyle guitarist, author, composer and performer. Tom Wheeler wrote in Guitar Player magazine that his technique is "the kind that shoves fellow pickers to the cliff of decision: should I practice like a madman or chuck it altogether?"[1] De Grassi was invited by his cousin William Ackerman to join the Windham Hill label and became one of the label's best sellers.[2]


  • Turning: Turning Back, (Windham Hill, 1978)
  • Slow Circle, (Windham Hill, 1979)
  • Clockwork, (Windham Hill, 1981)
  • Southern Exposure, (Windham Hill, 1983)
  • Altiplano, (RCA/Novus, 1987)
  • Deep at Night, (Windham Hill, 1991)
  • The World's Getting Loud, (Windham Hill, 1993)
  • Beyond the Night Sky: Lullabies for Guitar, (EarthBeat, 1996)
  • Alex de Grassi's Interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel, (Northsound, 1997)
  • Alex de Grassi's Interpretation of James Taylor, (NorthSound, 1998)
  • The Water Garden, (Tropo, 1998)
  • Bolivian Blues Bar, (Narada, 1999)
  • Tatamonk with Quique Cruz, (Tropo, 2000)
  • Shortwave Postcard with G.E. Stinson, (Auditorium, 2001)[3]
  • Now & Then: Folk Songs for the 21st Century, (33rd Street, 2003)
  • The Bridge, (Tropo, 2020)


  1. ^ Dark, Johnny (February 1, 2010). "WHS C-1009 Alex De Grassi Slow Circle". Windhaming. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Bronstein, Scott (May 4, 1986). "Making Money Out of Mellow". The New York Times. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Outsight Radio Hours interview 2003". Archive.org. Retrieved January 23, 2019.