Just like the delicious taste of an organically grown vegetable, Craig "Kingfish" Griffin's blues CD, entitled Memphis, is an organic sounding trip to the deep south, as he plays both electric guitar and percussion (while singing), in a true, one-man band style. His gruff-voice, wisen by years o' hard times, is the perfect compliment to his hands, "usually stained of trout blood or stinking of bass guts." There's nothing not to like about that combination, and you'll feel an obligation to head out to the crossroads after midnight to see what's what - all the while listening to Griffin's tracks. He's also a fast worker; all eleven tracks were recorded between 2-6 PM on April 3, 2006, in, appropriately, Memphis. All original, all rhythm-driven, all listenable - check it out.
From the high desert of the American West, comes Craig Kingfish Griffin. With voice and electric guitar, while kicking drums and stomping tambourines, Griffin plays one-man band electro-fried boogie music. Griffin has opened for Taj Mahal, Otis Taylor, Sean Costello, James McMurtry, David Lindley & Wally Ingram, Larry Garner, Anders Osborne, The Subdudes, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, and Muddy Waters alumni/tribute band Legends of Chicago Blues - featuring Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell and Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith. By trade, Griffin has worked most recently as a night janitor, gardener & landscaper, pawnshop clerk, and stone-design apprentice. Now, Griffin works with Refocus, Inc., a faith-based outreach mission org that takes music and mentoring to the field & street to help and restore hope to adjudicated or homeless men.
Griffin's first CD, the solo acoustic "In the Morning When I Rise", was released in May 2001. It features live, first-take recordings of Griffin's vocals, harmonica, and bottleneck slide guitar. It contains thirteen songs, with ten originals.
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