Michel Griffin
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Michel Griffin

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"Who Knows Where the Time Goes ?"

Brilliantly arranged, the album moves carefully back and forth between Michel’s own stunning lyrics and moving tributes to some of the singers who have most influenced or impressed him .... This is an album to listen to again and again: it is incredibly rich and moving, a real winner!
- CD Baby review

"Who Knows Where The Time Goes ? is a CD to treasure !"

This is the fourth CD from Michel Griffin, and he has never been in better voice. The CD features 7 of his own songs and 5 by other artists, including Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. The album has two themes - love and the passage of time - which intertwine beautifully in the title track, a memorable version of Sandy Denny's song, sung here as a duet with a Canadian chanteuse, whom Michel has apparently never met. Five other musicians, including two saxophonists, enhance and add edge to Michel's distinctive and unashamedly poetic songs. A CD to treasure !
- Le FortySix newspaper

"Echoes, Waves or Ricochets"

This is one of those rare albums where the lyrics are as good as the melodies. Griffin combines the dexterity of James Taylor's guitar work with the genius of Bob Dylan's poetry. - CD baby reviewer Hilary Covington

"Russian Dolls"

I can't say enough good about the album Russian Dolls.Well crafted songs and performance. Got me tuned in from the git go. Nice to hear new songs that are classics in my mind and has the form and style of Classical Music. The Lyrics fit like a Russian Doll. Also ole' Michael is good at finger picking. Plus a few surprises like that Hammond sound. Music with an important message in Russian Dolls.The balance is perfect. Never have to strain or guess the words. A real genuine Keeper! - CD Baby reviewer Roland Bowman

"Listener's feedback"

"Wow...it gets NO better than this. America Come Weep; Your song is powerful, beautiful and vocal delivery is as dripping honey, warm and sweet!!!! .... Leonard Cohen has NOTHING on you! You inspire me.". - Diane Barnes

"From Ernesto Cortazar"

"Michel Griffin gives a special feeling of inspiration and relaxation to whoever listens to his music, he is a great artist .... " - Composer & pianist Ernesto Cortazar


2002 - The Still Centre
2004 - One Way Conversations
2005 - Echoes, Waves or Ricochets
2006 - Russian Dolls
2008 - Who Knows Where the Time Goes ?

Michel's material can be heard on www.michelgriffin.com or on www.soundclick.com/michelgriffin



Michel started out playing clubs and colleges in the late 70's, and quickly won acclaim in the UK, where he played regularly on BBC radio. He would list Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler and Joni Mitchell as early influences, but has now developed his own, highly melodic, style.

What really sets Michel's music apart are the lyrics, and the ease of his style. His music is easy on the ear, and his lyrics by turns poetic, romantic and provocative. Once heard, Michel Griffin's music is impossible to forget.