Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Griffin House follows Paris tribute with new material

Griffin House will put out his next studio album, So On and So Forth, on March 4.

Among the selections are "Paris Calling (Sweet Sensation)," a love song to Paris, which Griffin pre-released last December after the Paris attacks.

It comes after a decade plus career that began when the Springfield, Ohio native moved to Nashville and independently released first album, Upland (2003). His music attracted national attention leading House to sign with Vancouver based label, Nettwerk, and he released Lost & Found in 2004.

Several self-released albums followed – most on Griffin's imprint-Evening Records. He's toured extensively, opening for artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries, then in 2008 House put out Flying Upside Down, produced by Jeff Trott and featuring Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench elevating him to headliner status.

His music has continued to garner commercial and critical acclaim with such songs as “The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” and “Better Than Love” from his 2013 release Balls. “The Way I Was Made” was featured in ESPN’s Fan Hall of Fame Commercial (Watch it here ) - fitting for the athletically gifted House who was included in Golf Digest's Oct ’14 issue tied at #6 in their TOP 100 in MUSIC poll -- Golf Digest 'Top 100 in Music'.

Late in 2014, House released “Songs for a Prisoner” (Griffin House LIVE from Prison), a 5-song EP recorded Live inside a Tennessee prison. PREVIEW Songs for a Prisoner 

"I had no illusions that my performance would be anything like Johnny Cash’s 'Live at Folsom Prison,'" said House. "It turned out I was wrong. They were hopping and hollering and singing along and really seemed to be enjoying themselves. I’m glad we recorded it."

House also completed a series of theater shows in the past few years - The Cash Legacy: A Musical Tribute to the Man in Black StudioTenn:The Cash Legacy and contributed to the Jackson Browne Tribute album 'Looking Into You' with a cover of Barricades of Heaven.

This past year, House signed on to be one of the new judges for this upcoming years American Songwriter Lyric Contest American Songwriter Lyric Contest Judges 

Track listing:

1. Yesterday Lies 2. Games
3. Played the Fool
4. Straight in the Night
5. Paris Calling
6. Further
7. Stop and Rest
8. Easy Come Easy Go
9. A Painting By...
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Silver Line
12. Omaha

Tour dates:

Feb 10
The Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR

Feb 11
Columbia City Theater
Seattle, WA

Feb 12
Green Frog Acoustic Tavern
Bellingham, WA

Feb 13
The Griffin House
Hood River, OR

Feb 14
The Griffin House
Hood River, OR

Feb 16
Sweetwater Music Hall
Mill Valley, CA

Feb 17
Don Quixotes
Felton, CA

Feb 18
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Feb 19
The Hotel Cafe
West Hollywood, CA

Feb 20
The Soda Bar
San Diego, CA

Feb 21
Valley Bar
Phoenix, AZ

Feb 25
Stage Door Theater
Charlotte, NC

Feb 26
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC

Feb 27
Eddie's Attic
Decatur, GA

Apr 06
Uptown Grill
La Salle, IL

Apr 07
City Winery
Chicago, IL

Apr 08
City Winery
Chicago, IL

Apr 09
Uptown Grill
La Salle, IL

Apr 10
Pin Drop Concert Series
Spring Lake, MI

Apr 14
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Art Center
Old Saybrook, CT

Apr 15
me and thee
Marblehead, MA

Apr 16
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY

Apr 17
The Hamilton
Washington, DC

Apr 22
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Apr 23
City Winery
New York, NY

Apr 29
Woody Guthrie Center
Tulsa, OK

May 01
Whistle Stop at The Depot
Norman, OK

Jul 08
Springfield Arts Festival
Springfield, OH

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