Nationally renowned singer-songwriter Griffin Anthony, who recently moved to Bethel, has released his latest project, The Canyon, a four song EP. Following the success of his Live @ 305 EP release last year, Griffin headed back to the studio to record The Canyon. This EP marks Griffin’s fourth album in the past five years.
Drawing from the wealth of inspirational singer-songwriters from the 1960s and 70s, Griffin produced four distinct songs that walk the Americana/Pop line. Recorded at George Noriega’s (Robi “Draco” Rosa, Timbaland, Gloria Estefan) Cutting Cane Studios in Miami, Florida, and 251 Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, The Canyon elevates Griffin’s catalog to a higher level of songwriting, simultaneously demonstrating sophistication and simplicity. The result is substantial: each instrument finds its voice, whether it be the syrupy wail of the pedal steel or the anchored pocket of the electric bass.
The final tracks were mixed by Josip Serrano at Cutting Cane Studios and mastered by Mike Fuller of FullerSound, Inc. (James Brown, Rod Steward, Kenny Loggins). Griffin tackles vocals, acoustic guitar, keys and percussion and is joined by Johnny Shortridge (electric guitar), Brian Lang (drums), Adam Oldendorff (pedal steel/lap steel) and Kyle Stallons and Dave Cohen (additional keys). Returning from the Live @ 305 recording is Brian Tate (bass).
Griffin is currently on tour in the northeast promoting the release of The Canyon. In September, he will be supporting Michael McDonald at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT. Xavier Persad, of RadioIndy credits Griffin’s “stunningly persuasive, soulful voice and melodic arrangements” as the linchpin of his success.
To hear a selection of his songs, click here: http://soundcloud.com/griffinanthony
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