Photo credits, top to bottom: Tim Hort, Jean Latz Griffin, Marty Wygmans
Joe Griffin writes guitar pop/rock inspired by and
recalling the work of such giants as The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Tom
Petty and Ziggy-era David Bowie. Praise from the Illinois Entertainer
spanning the last decade includes such laudatory phrases as "truly
talented" and "rich, strong vocals," as well as slightly puzzling ones
like "intelligent guitars."
Joe Griffin has been playing guitar and performing music for over thirty years. During his musical career he has performed and/or recorded with numerous Chicago bands including the Others, Question of Honour, and The Radio Hour. He is currently a member of the garage-experimental duo Donny Who Loved Bowling and Chicago-area cover band Figurehead.
Joe's full-length CD, "Rough Cut Love" was released September 3, 2006 on Toxic Bag Records and is available from the Toxic Bag store.
"Joe Griffin's 'Rough Cut Love' is loaded with infectious pop hooks, impeccable classic rock sensibilities, and seasoned with a dash of alt-rock spiciness. A departure from his previous work with the experimental garage-band Donny Who Loved Bowling, the songwriting here is more mature, the musicianship experienced, and the lyrical craftsmanship poetic. "Rough Cut Love" marks the impressive emergence of Joe Griffin as a creative force to be reckoned with, and one that should easily win the hearts and ears of all who take the time to listen."
-- Vince Font, "Schizopolis" Internet Radio Show
You can contact Joe at toxicbag [at] aol.com
joe on myspace
photos :: filing cabinet
download Joe's bio :: download Joe's fact sheet
Music for sale:
Rough Cut Love: available from CD Baby or iTunes or from the Toxic Bag store.
Countdown to Apostasy: available from CD Baby.
Joe will be performing with Figurehead on September 25 at Capone's Hideout in Niles, IL
All music and lyrics by Joe Griffin. Copyright 1999-2003 Stupid Itchy Church Socks Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved.
The Live Band:
Joe Griffin and the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Peter Griffin - drums
John Toljanic - bass
Mike Przygoda - guitar
Joe - guitar, vocals
Photo: Marci Holda