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Griffin House w/ Barbara Jean Meyers

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Americana singer-songwriter

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Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

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Griffin House

About Griffin House

If you’ve seen Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, or The Cranberries, you’ve seen Griffin House, singer songwriter on the fast track.  Compared to Charlie Mars, Griffin House is so committed to his music, he refused a golf scholarship, bought his first guitar for just $100 and funded his 2012 album Balls with a Kickstarter campaign, raising over $30,000 from fan backers.  This recording has gotten some notice – check out the interview about the project from Huffington Post and the review from Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Come hear and see what all the furor is about!

Although Springfield, OH native Griffin House didn’t begin playing guitar and writing songs until he was 18, the power of his music struck an emotional connection with audiences immediately.  The athletic gifted House shocked his family by turning down a golf scholarship to focus on a new path making music.  He wrote his first song for the high school sweetheart with whom he’d parted ways after graduation.  When it brought her to tears, he was hooked.  The epiphany caused the neophyte’s creative juices to bubble over, and he got good fast.  He worked at a gift shop for $6.50 an hour, then four months later was flying to L.A. and New York for meetings with record labels.

House signed with Nettwerk and recorded his first CD in five days, before moving from Nashville to Cincinnati.  His intelligent and heart-felt lyrics and melodies in such songs as “The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” and “Better Than Love” have garnered commercial and critical acclaim alike.  From being featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, to touring with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries, House continues to gain national recognition and currently is headlining his own tour across the U.S.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“I bought House’s CD after a show in New York City,” … I took it home and must have listened to it 20 times that weekend. I was knocked out.” — Bill Flanagan, CBS Sunday Morning

Barbara Jean Meyers

About Barbara Jean Meyers

“Minnesota’s answer to Emmylou Harris.” Jon Bream, Minneapolis/St. Paul Star

Whimsical Melodic Folk

Inheriting a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, Barbara Jean honed an early gift for violin into sharp songwriting and skill as a multi-instrumentalist playing banjo, fiddle and viola. Calling Minnesota’s North Shore home, Barbara Jean crafted her debut record, The Great Escape, which brings together rich imagery from Lake Superior’s rugged banks, reflections on matters of the heart, and masterful musicianship.  Her songwriting has been recognized by the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest and the Big Top Chautauqua earning a spot on the Mountain Stage radio show. She has shared bills with Trampled By Turtles, Leon Russell, Ben Nichols (Lucero), The Pines, Low, Eilen Jewell, Martha Scanlan and more. Performing solo, as a duo, or with her full-band, Barbara Jean brings grace and comfort to the stage.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Barbara Jean has a subtle, seductive voice, she writes understated songs with a bit of north woods mystery in them and she totally charms an audience. Do not overlook her.” Larry Groce, Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage

“Beautiful and honest, The Great Escape is a rare collection of songs blooming with vulnerability and longing… a debut sparkling with understated Americana brilliance.” David Huckfelt of The Pines