Griffin House @ Nokia Theatre, NYC - 11.18.09 (2)

Griffin House @ Nokia Theatre, NYC – 11.18.09

December 3, 2009 | Concert Photography

Griffin House opened up for Cranberries and I never heard of him before. I’m thankful for seeing him because I’ve become a fan of the singer-songwriter!

This was taken from my review at

The opening act was Griffin House, a singer-songwriter from Ohio who’s on the Nettwerk label. I never heard of Griffin before but that’s the beauty with some opening acts; you get to see some real gems sometimes. Griffin plays folk rock, acoustic rock; sometimes using a harmonica when called for. His look and the way he spoke reminded me of David Duchovny from Californication, just minus all the vulgar-ness of Hank Moody.

He had a few songs written about his grandfather who survived the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. I’m surprised no one was clapping for that but in my mind, I was applauding his Grandfather. The introductions to his songs were sweet (dedicating songs to his wife of 4 months) and funny (stories about his Grandfather telling Griffin he killed Hitler). Griffin was wondering why the crowd was being so nice to him, and he encouraged people to throw bottles at him to make him feel comfortable. At one point someone threw a bra on stage, which he held up proudly and quickly threw it back to the crowd. I think if he kept it, his wife would have had a few words with him on the ride home. I don’t know the song titles that he played but he did play a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Griffin house was definitely a nice surprise!

You can read the rest of the review here.

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