Music from Dallas
Drawing from a wide range of influences, much of Griff's influence stems from the work of John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Ryan Bingham, Jamestown Revival, The Head and the Heart, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers and similar contemporary artists. During his time at the University of Texas, Griff spent many nights making music with friends until the early morning hours where he discovered a passion for writing songs. While in Austin, he began playing parties, open mics, and front-porch shows, all of which impacted his desire to move into a more serious role as both a performer and writer. After graduating in 2017, Griff moved back home to Dallas where he has become active in the music scene. Enlisting the brilliance of Takahiro Shimada on the guitar, Ben Croucher on the drums, and Ryan Dahir on the Saxophone, he has developed his songs under a more diverse sound in the studio and on the stage. They have played at venues including: Opening Bell Coffee, White Rock Coffee, The Goat, The Freeman, Quarter Bar, House of Blues, Prophet Bar, and The Ginger Man Pub. Having released two demo tracks as samples of his original work on SoundCloud, he will be releasing his full-length (full band) original album Fall of 2018 on Spotify and all other music streaming services.