Stefan Grossman remains one of the world's foremost authorities on acoustic blues guitar.
Guitarist, educator, and historian Stefan Grossman was a student of acoustic blues and gospel singer/guitarist Rev. Gary Davis. Beginning when he was 15, Grossman studied with Rev. Davis on weekends, spending eight to ten hours at his house in Harlem, absorbing all he could. After studying with Rev. Davis for eight years he learned and studied with other country blues guitarists: Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Mance Lipscomb, and Fred McDowell. Other early influences for Grossman included Elizabeth Cotten, Sam McGee, Willie Brown, and Charley Patton.