With an unforgettable first name, Griffin Anthony’s songs echo the resolute courage of other unmistakable first-named greats: Townes, Jackson and Levon.
And he sings. Hauling a heavy soul, his wary, deep-set, hickory eyes and 6-foot 5-inch delivery are as indelible as his moniker.
As a teen, the 38-year-old New York native worked his summers as a stagehand for the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals before eventually signing with BMI and Orange Music Publishing in 2008.
He has performed at festivals including Wanee, SunFest and CMJ, while his catalog has garnered licensing by the likes of ABC, Hugo Boss and Disney. A multifaceted creator, Anthony was the principle film score composer for the Woodstock Film Festival selected documentary, Catskill Park as well as HBO’s Call to Action and I Wanna See You.
Success in commission-based songwriting provided Anthony a leg to stand on, but more importantly, the foresight to distance himself from anything that felt unnatural.
In a time of limitless distraction and instant gratification, Griffin Anthony isn’t concerned with trends. He leads with his music, owns his words, and represents the genuine article.