New music—"Rising Star"
Ohio-born, Nashville-based songwriter Griffin House merges irresistible pop-rock hooks with moody Americana shades and an ability to boil his experiences down to sparse songs. Influenced by a line of artists running from Woody Guthrie to Wilco, Griffin developed a distinctive style marked by passionate melodies and layers of ambient guitar. His breakthrough album, "Flying Upside Down," was recorded with members of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. Griffin's intelligent and heartfelt lyrics and melodies have garnered commercial and critical acclaim alike. From being featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show and CNN Newsroom, to touring with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries, Griffin House opened for Toad the Wet Sprocket at The Ark and continues to gain national recognition—and to go deeper with his songwriting. Griffin comes to The Ark with a brand new album, "Rising Star."