Tom Griffith, with Jean Caffeine
November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5
with Jean Caffeine
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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.”
Jean Caffeine plays a punky blend of pop and folk roots. A singer songwriter and band front person, Jean has kicked out the jams in more than one continent. At home in S.F coffee houses, Texas roadhouses and in the Foreign Press club in Phonem Phen, Cambodia, she’s played festivals such as NXNE in Canada, BID in Germany, and SXSW and CMJ in the US.
Caffeine has had more lives than a cat. She drummed for 70’s SF all girl band the Urge and NYC 15-minutes-of-famers Pulsallama. They opened for the Clash, had their picture in Interview Magazine, and got kicked off a bill with PIL ltd.
Jean went on to front her own y’allternative country band Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop out of Austin, TX in the 90s.
The 21st century finds Jean on a more singer/songwriter tack, adding pop and folk rock into the mix. Previous releases include “Rig Rock Truckstop 45”, “Hard Work and a Lot of Hairspray” and the albums “Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop”, “Knocked Down 7 Times, Got up 8”, and “Idee Fixe”.
“If Austin had an answer to Chrissie Hynde, it’s Jean and her mature punk snarl. Of course as a longtime Texan, there’s a solid rootsiness to her terrific songcraft…” -Raul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle
“Miss I-was-alternative-country before-alternative-country-was-cool.” -Dallas Observer
“A cross between Brenda Lee and Patti Smith.” -Austin American Statesmen
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