John Griffin

John Griffin

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Vulnerable and truthful, Griffin nails the scene in every song and the journey is undeniable. Whether he's playing with a full band or in pared down, intimate setting his combination of vulnerability, humor and sheer talent qualify him as a performer who leaves a mark and leaves you wanting more.

Biography

John Griffin, a native of Madison, NC, has been performing in the southeast for years and finally decided to pursue his dream of songwriting and moved to Nashville, TN. The dream is paying off for John one day at a time. His debut cd, No One Wants to be Lonely, yielded a #1 hit song on Mp3.com’s acoustic pop/rock charts and continues to garner great reviews in the independent music community. He’s also written a song for GAC host and country artist, Kylie Harris, called “Give Me Something to Go On” which was named Song of the Year in New Zealand. He wrote the song "Lovin' Someone, Losin' Someone and Movin' On" which can be found on Wendy Newcomer's cd. He’s also written top selling songs on iTunes and Rhapsody such as “The Key” and “Slow Down” as well as releasing a cd as the other half of the duo, “Mostly John”, with John Gregory. His natural talent for writing songs that appeal to the emotions and come right from the center of his soul continues to amaze those who truly listen to what’s behind the melody.

When John Griffin walks on to a stage his smile and upbeat manner are enough to put an audience at ease immediately. But this lighthearted, playful attitude often belies what lives beneath the surface. Just listen. In Griffin's unique blend of rock, folk and pop listeners will find an honesty and soulful intensity in his lyrics and melodies, buoyed further by his heartbreaking delivery. Unafraid to confront the difficult and raw emotions that life can stir up in a person, Griffin weaves into his songs beautiful imagery and anguishing sentiments that are chillingly accurate. Vulnerable and truthful, Griffin nails the scene in every song and the journey is undeniable. Whether he's playing with a full band or in pared down, intimate setting his combination of vulnerability, humor and sheer talent qualify him as a performer who leaves a mark and leaves you wanting more.

John co-writes with songwriters such as Billy Montana who co-wrote the recent #1 history making hit "More Than a Memory" for Garth Brooks and "Suds in the Bucket" for Sara Evans. John also co-writes with George Ducas who has penned hits for the Dixie Chicks, Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood and Gary Allan.

Lyrics

Lovin' Someone, Losin' Someone and Movin' On

Written By: John Griffin

I don't feel the need when I see you on the street to turnaround and walk the other way
And it's no big surprise I can look you in the eye
And not bat a lash when I ask about your life
There are nights I still lose sleep thinking about all we'll never be
And even shed a tear by the early morning light
It's all part of lovin' someone, losin' someone and movin' on

I took your picture from its frame, tried to throw it away
But the dresser drawer is holding you for now
It's the little steps I find that trip me up most times
But it's been long enough to give it one more try
It seems just like a dream, weren't we so happy
I have to pinch myself to make sure this is real
It's just part of loving' someone, losin' someone and movin' on

I used to hide when I'd see your face, afraid of the feeling left behind
But I've learned the twinge of a heartache means you're still alive
So as awkward as it may be for me to finally see another woman standing by your side
It's just part of lovin' someone, losin' someone, and movin' on

Oh I used to hide when I'd see your face, afraid of the feeling left behind
But I've learned the twinge of a heartache means you're still alive
So as awkward as it may be for me to finally see another woman standing by your side
It's just part of lovin' someone, losin' someone, and movin' on

It's just part of loving someone, losing someone, then moving on

Discography

No One Wants to Be Lonely CD
10 Song Demo CD
Mostly John CD

His song, The Key, has been featured as a new artist on WSIX internet radio and can also be found on Kylie Harris' cd.

His song, "Lovin' Someone, Losin' Someone and Movin' On" can be found on Wendy Newcomer's self-titled cd.

Paul Bogart's cd, "Makin' Hay", features several songs co-written by John Griffin including the title cut, "Dancing with Her Memory", "Welcome Back" and more..

Jason Marks new cd, "Slow Down", will be released on May 9, 2008 and will include several songs written by John Griffin including the title cut, "The Key", "Too Tennessee", "She Could Take Me" and more..

Set List

Slow Down
The Key
Too Tennessee
Almost Gone
She Could Take Me
More Right Here Than Wrong
Was It Love
Bartender Please (I Need a Ride to the Chapel)
Dead End Road
Passing Through

If Time Allows:
Looking for a Love Song
Lovin' Someone, Losin' Someone and Movin' On
Give Me Something to Go On
Everything (Michael Buble Cover)
Cherry Bomb (John Mellencamp Cover)
The Authority Song (John Mellencamp Cover)