Tag Archives: Dave Griffin

A Storm of Music: the Swamptown Getdown

It was close to 9 o’clock on Saturday night, and the music at the was picking up steam. The radar was also kicking into high gear as a strong weather front rushed in across the . “A friend of mine walks over to where I was standing and shows me a cell phone with this weather map pulled up. Usually it’s green and when you get in the middle of the green it’s yellow and when the middle of the yellow starts showing red, you know that something is fixin’ to happen,” founder says of last year’s explosive finish. “It …

Read More »

17th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival Is held Sept. 26-27

It started small, just a few local pickers gathered in’s backyard in Waycross, GA. Two years later, this collection of musicians would evolve in an annual celebration of the life and music of . By 2001, Griffin says the event was drawing a bigger crowd than he could comfortably accommodate. “My home has always been a welcome haven for music,” he says. “But after the ’01 tribute, I woke up the next morning to find dirty footprints in my bathtub and thought maybe it’s time for a change.” Parsons, the influential artist, musician and trail blazer who left this world …

Read More »
X
X