live music happy hour with Matthew Griswold

His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performance style. Folk-Rock singer/songwriter and active musicologist, Matthew Griswold, is currently playing hundreds of his modern day minstrel-like shows each year. Though a “solo” performer in trade title, he carries a chorus of layered guitars and an array of dynamic vocal themes. Those elements are all then supported by a boot strapped foot stomping on a cigar box foot drum keeping a sacred element to the music. Griswold's performances are rugged, haunting, howling, bone-shaking affairs where all of the grit and soul of a man who
has seen the war torn battlefields of Iraq, yet still sought hope after the worst of it's tragedies, are brought forth through one voice and one guitar. He confidently leaves his crowds cradled in subtleties, but rocked with an undeniable presence. Those who witness him live, will experience a musician who inhabits, and is inhabited by, his music as if it were a spiritual transformation allowing him to become a fearless poet calling out through a cadence and dancing in the dragon's den.