Kevin Griffin – Hacienda
Labels:The End Records
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Hacienda
Available Date & Time: Sep 03 2019 08:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Sep 09 2019 00:00:00
Anywhere You Go
Featuring the single
+ FALL TOUR DATES
Three decades into an illustrious and multifaceted career, Kevin Griffin finally decided to write and record his first full-length solo album Anywhere You Go to be released October 4, 2019 via BMG. The album will tie into his fall tour and is on sale now, click HERE for more information.
The Better Than Ezra frontman, award-winning songwriter, and Pilgrimage Festival co-founder has added yet another persona to his resume: solo troubadour. Buoyed by minimal production, sweeping vocal harmonies, and narrative lyricism, he's penned some of his most intimate, inimitable, and irresistible tunes to date.
“My guiding rule was to do something different; to just do the opposite of my first instinct. I wanted to bring all the music that I'm moved by into a collection of songs that didn't pull from my usual bag of tricks. I started with no expectations, considerations, or concessions other than just wanting to make music that I loved, and I think because of that the whole process has been a joy. I wanted to make a collection of the music that inspires me-from when I was a kid in the seventies to the songs I hear on Spotify playlists now. The title speaks to that. Sonically, the songs go in a lot of different places.” – Kevin Griffin
Over the past year, Griffin started toying with ideas for the songs that would eventually comprise the record. Taking his time, he reacquainted himself with classics such as Neil Young's Harvest and Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks as well as devouring music from the likes of Dawes, Father John Misty, and Mac DeMarco, to name a few. Anywhere You Go is a natural next step for Kevin.
Better Than Ezra's legacy encompasses the double-platinum 1995 classic "Deluxe" and its instantly recognizable #1 smash single "Good," the gold-selling Friction, Baby in 1997 with "Desperately Wanting", 2001's Closer with "Lifetime" and ubiquitous "Extra Ordinary" and the 2005 epic Before The Robots. The latter yielded "Breathless" notably performed and recorded by Taylor Swift. That particular legacy continued in 2014 by way of All Together Now and the hit "Crazy Lucky."
As a songwriter, the New Orleans native stands out as a five-time BMI Pop Award winner and ARIAA Award winner. Moreover, he has landed multiple number ones, including Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" and Howie Day's "Collide." Other credits span cuts for Christina Perri, Train, The Struts, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, James Blunt, Moon Taxi, and many more with his cumulative tally of album and song sales exceeding 30 million copies.
Stay tuned for new music from Kevin Griffin and for ticket information, as well as a complete list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.kevingriffinmusic.com.
ANYWHERE YOU GO TOUR DATES
Oct 3 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Oct 4 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Oct 8 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Oct 12 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
Oct 13 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
Oct 24 – Franklin, TN @ Franklin Theater
Oct 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
Nov 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
Nov 6 – Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
Nov 7 – Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery **
Nov 16 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House Club
Nov 18 – Boston, MA @ City Winery
Nov 19 – Washington D.C. @ City Winery **
Nov 20 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head *
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