Ryan Griffin

Sat Dec 10 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$15 ADV / $20 DOS

Ages 18+

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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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Ryan Griffin

Sat Dec 10 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Ryan Griffin

$15 ADV / $20 DOS Ages 18+

This show currently has no COVID safety requirements for attendees. This is subject to change. If this changes we will be sure to update this page as well as notify all ticket buyers via email.

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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This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.

WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS.

BACKPACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
Most shows are standing room only.
Choosing ticketFast ticket delivery will mean your tickets will be sent to your inbox within 48 hours of showtime, no earlier.
Handicap accommodations can be arranged.
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY