Ryan Griffin

Sat Nov 19 2022

6:00 PM Doors

Off The Rails Music Venue

90 Commercial Street Worcester, MA 01608

$16.00 - $116.00

All Ages

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Off The Rails
Ryan Griffin

  • Ryan Griffin

    Ryan Griffin

    Country

    From working on the farm as a child, to co-writing Kelsea Ballerini's hit "Dibs" to
    honing his own music, Ryan Griffin has always been about blending pure talent with
    good old hard work and tireless dedication. And, since arriving in Nashville from
    Florida at seventeen, he's also always been about guiding his career equally from
    the gut and the heart. Since his top-streaming song "Woulda Left Me Too"
    introduced him as a singer with an unusually empathetic hand (and garnered
    millions of plays on Spotify), Griffin has been working to release music that finds his
    unique niche between R&B and country, and between fun and true vulnerability.
    And now, with three new busbee-produced tracks and more on the horizon, Griffin
    has never been more ready for this moment.
     
    "I've never felt more true to myself than I have with this music," says Griffin. "These
    songs have never felt so right." Indeed, "Best Cold Beer," "Good Company" and "Play
    It By Heart" are pure Griffin: they're fun, as soulful and groovy as they are twangy,
    and uniquely perceptive, packed with razor-sharp insights about living and loving.
     
    The child of hardworking parents who always instilled a deep work ethic in their
    son, Griffin spend his youth out in the sod fields and, in his down time, wrestling for
    any say in the car radio stations with his two brothers and his mom – to little
    success. But in hindsight, it was for the best: he ended up listening to everything
    from Vince Gill and George Strait to modern pop and R&B once he hit high school,
    and it shaped him in ways he didn't even realize at the time.
     
    One evening his father – who also loved Jimmy Buffett – took him to a local country
    festival, and Griffin's future suddenly became clear: "I got to see Kenny Chesney and
    Alan Jackson and all of these dudes," Griffin remembers. "That's when I realized this
    is what I want to do."
     
    A little boy who would hum melodies almost before he could talk, Griffin was always
    a musical kid, but his father, who raised two more sports-focused sons before him,
    didn't know quite what to do with him. So, one day, he pulled out the phone book.
     
    "He said 'I'm going to call everyone who has something to do with music and find
    out what to do with this kid'," Griffin remembers. "He sat there for hours and there
    was finally this dude who answered the phone, and he had a studio in his garage
    which was kind of unheard of. My pops said, 'alright we'll be there this week.'"
     
    Griffin went in and recorded a little demo, and that was it. He spent the rest of his
    teenage years opening for the likes of Neil McCoy and Highway 101, and playing any
    stage he could. Then, at seventeen, he finally followed his dreams to Nashville,
    enrolling at Belmont University, first in the voice program and then, afraid all the
    training would massage the character form his sound, in the Music Business
    program. And, like most promising graduates, he hit all the milestones: he won the
    country music showcase, played the Best of the Best, and scored an internship at
    Broken Bow that saw him hitting the road to help tour manage Jason Aldean.
     
    But it still didn't all come easy after that: bouncing through a label and a publishing
    deal, Griffin sometimes wondered if this creative life was becoming too much of a
    hardship for his young family – but it was his wife who told him to stay the path and
    keep pursuing his dreams. So in 2017, he released his EP, Sake of the Summer, with
    "Woulda Left Me Too" now topping five million streams – and "Dibs" going to
    number one.
     
    For this next sampling of songs ("Best Cold Beer," "Good Company" and "Play It By
    Heart") Griffin just wanted to focus on making it relatable. "I wanted to write songs
    that people could really latch on to," he says. "To meet people where they are and
    provide an escape, while being truly authentic to me."
    And for Griffin, that means providing both plaintive moments and pure fun.
    Produced by busbee, these three songs are indeed both: a little bit Keith Urban and a
    little bit Brian McKnight, "'Good Company' is a departure and it's an escape," says
    Griffin. "You can't not dance and forget about all the B.S. But I'm not afraid of a
    vulnerable song that cuts to the heart, and 'Play It By Heart' is about how I live my
    life and how my wife and I walk through our marriage." And "Best Cold Beer" is a
    surprising lyrical twist about the lure of romance – and a good turn on the dance
    floor.
     
    Having already opened for the likes of Ballerini, Lady Antebellum and Old Dominion,
    Griffin will take these songs on the road this summer at select festival dates while he
    hones his record. One of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know
    he's also been highlighted on 2018 Ones to Watch lists by AOL, AXS, Country Fancast,
    NY Country Swag, PopDust and Thought Catalog – and all as a result of keeping his
    eye on his ultimate goal, no matter the circumstances.
     
    "I always knew in my heart if I kept fighting, if I kept pushing and kept grinding," he
    says, "I'd get there. This is my calling."

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Off The Rails

Ryan Griffin

Sat Nov 19 2022 6:00 PM Doors

Off The Rails Music Venue Worcester MA
Ryan Griffin

$16.00 - $116.00 All Ages

General Admission
General admission is standing room only

Reserved Table Seating
Get access to a seat at one of our bar-height tables. Tables seat two people and tickets must be bought as a pair. Only 12 tables available. Includes entry to show. 

Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Country

From working on the farm as a child, to co-writing Kelsea Ballerini's hit "Dibs" to
honing his own music, Ryan Griffin has always been about blending pure talent with
good old hard work and tireless dedication. And, since arriving in Nashville from
Florida at seventeen, he's also always been about guiding his career equally from
the gut and the heart. Since his top-streaming song "Woulda Left Me Too"
introduced him as a singer with an unusually empathetic hand (and garnered
millions of plays on Spotify), Griffin has been working to release music that finds his
unique niche between R&B and country, and between fun and true vulnerability.
And now, with three new busbee-produced tracks and more on the horizon, Griffin
has never been more ready for this moment.
 
"I've never felt more true to myself than I have with this music," says Griffin. "These
songs have never felt so right." Indeed, "Best Cold Beer," "Good Company" and "Play
It By Heart" are pure Griffin: they're fun, as soulful and groovy as they are twangy,
and uniquely perceptive, packed with razor-sharp insights about living and loving.
 
The child of hardworking parents who always instilled a deep work ethic in their
son, Griffin spend his youth out in the sod fields and, in his down time, wrestling for
any say in the car radio stations with his two brothers and his mom – to little
success. But in hindsight, it was for the best: he ended up listening to everything
from Vince Gill and George Strait to modern pop and R&B once he hit high school,
and it shaped him in ways he didn't even realize at the time.
 
One evening his father – who also loved Jimmy Buffett – took him to a local country
festival, and Griffin's future suddenly became clear: "I got to see Kenny Chesney and
Alan Jackson and all of these dudes," Griffin remembers. "That's when I realized this
is what I want to do."
 
A little boy who would hum melodies almost before he could talk, Griffin was always
a musical kid, but his father, who raised two more sports-focused sons before him,
didn't know quite what to do with him. So, one day, he pulled out the phone book.
 
"He said 'I'm going to call everyone who has something to do with music and find
out what to do with this kid'," Griffin remembers. "He sat there for hours and there
was finally this dude who answered the phone, and he had a studio in his garage
which was kind of unheard of. My pops said, 'alright we'll be there this week.'"
 
Griffin went in and recorded a little demo, and that was it. He spent the rest of his
teenage years opening for the likes of Neil McCoy and Highway 101, and playing any
stage he could. Then, at seventeen, he finally followed his dreams to Nashville,
enrolling at Belmont University, first in the voice program and then, afraid all the
training would massage the character form his sound, in the Music Business
program. And, like most promising graduates, he hit all the milestones: he won the
country music showcase, played the Best of the Best, and scored an internship at
Broken Bow that saw him hitting the road to help tour manage Jason Aldean.
 
But it still didn't all come easy after that: bouncing through a label and a publishing
deal, Griffin sometimes wondered if this creative life was becoming too much of a
hardship for his young family – but it was his wife who told him to stay the path and
keep pursuing his dreams. So in 2017, he released his EP, Sake of the Summer, with
"Woulda Left Me Too" now topping five million streams – and "Dibs" going to
number one.
 
For this next sampling of songs ("Best Cold Beer," "Good Company" and "Play It By
Heart") Griffin just wanted to focus on making it relatable. "I wanted to write songs
that people could really latch on to," he says. "To meet people where they are and
provide an escape, while being truly authentic to me."
And for Griffin, that means providing both plaintive moments and pure fun.
Produced by busbee, these three songs are indeed both: a little bit Keith Urban and a
little bit Brian McKnight, "'Good Company' is a departure and it's an escape," says
Griffin. "You can't not dance and forget about all the B.S. But I'm not afraid of a
vulnerable song that cuts to the heart, and 'Play It By Heart' is about how I live my
life and how my wife and I walk through our marriage." And "Best Cold Beer" is a
surprising lyrical twist about the lure of romance – and a good turn on the dance
floor.
 
Having already opened for the likes of Ballerini, Lady Antebellum and Old Dominion,
Griffin will take these songs on the road this summer at select festival dates while he
hones his record. One of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know
he's also been highlighted on 2018 Ones to Watch lists by AOL, AXS, Country Fancast,
NY Country Swag, PopDust and Thought Catalog – and all as a result of keeping his
eye on his ultimate goal, no matter the circumstances.
 
"I always knew in my heart if I kept fighting, if I kept pushing and kept grinding," he
says, "I'd get there. This is my calling."

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$16.00
Reserved Table Seating
$116.00

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