with No Any Walls and Bryon Garrison
Saturday, February 17, 2018 ~ 7 pm
Hailing from Alpine, Tom Griffith has been performing since the 1970s. Mixing his unique synthesis of folk, roots, and blues originals with covers that include The Beatles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earl, Tom Russell, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison, Tom’s show is sure to please every listener.
When asked about his songwriting, Tom says “Although I don’t find myself as a match for their genius, I try and gauge the lyrical aspect of my songwriting to artists like Leonard Cohen, Tom Russell, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan. T… I often find inspiration for songs in novels, newspaper articles, and personal stories from friends and acquaintances.”
Poetic and engaging, No Any Walls adept songwriting rings truer and truer in our ever- distressed world. Visceral channeling of well-crafted neo-folk songs by way of rich and yearning vocals, above subtle and innovative guitar work. There is solace and encouragement to be found in such earnest representations of our shared struggles, hopes and anxieties.
A native Texan, singer/songwriter Gary Tofie Hello Jr. has spent over a decade fighting for a sense of place and purpose in the rural mountains of southwest Virginia, collecting hard-won tales of struggle, poverty, and love lost (as well as existential contemplations of all the above) in prose and song.
Bryon Garrison’s smooth voice lends a twist to the rockabilly-tinged country the band performs – covering Hank Williams, Roger Miller and Elvis Presley, along with several originals such as “Meet Me In Presidio”, “Everything in Alpine is One Way”, “You’re the Girl for Me”, and “The Other Side of Blue”. Bryon has been described as a cross between Johnny Cash, Chris Izaak, Elvis and Dean Martin.