With an unforgettable first name, Griffin Anthony’s soulfully expressive voice echoes other single-named greats: Marvin, Stevie, Jackson, and James. Hailed by critics as “hypnotic and contagious,” his warmth and compassion are as striking as his moniker. The 30-year-old New York native got his start in 1995 as the drummer of The Ripptides, whose members included children of legendary musicians Arlen Roth and Alan Menken. As a teen, Griffin worked backstage at both the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals before emerging as a celebrated touring and recording artist, debuting with his self-titled EP in 2007. Touted as the #1 independent artist in the state of Florida on both MySpace and ReverbNation charts, Griffin’s tens of thousands of followers connect with him daily via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pandora and Spotify. His career hit a new level in 2008 when he signed with both BMI and Orange Music Publishing. Griffin’s list of media appearances is an impressive one. From his regular features on national radio to an appearance on the CBS Morning Show, he continues to prove his clout in the musical community. Additionally, he’s appeared at slew of major outdoor festivals including Wanee, SunFest, Miami Music Festival and Carnaval on the Mile. Among the TV networks that’ve featured his songs are ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, E!, TBS, TNT and Oxygen, to name a few. Griffin released his full-length album, Crazy Ways, in January 2010 with the engineering skills of Grammy-winning Charles Dye and Grammy-nominated Dan Geary. Releasing to enthusiastic praise and reviews, the collection of ten personal yet accessible tunes carried him further into American households with more placements on hit television shows and independent films. Winning “Best Vocalist” at the International Music Festival marked the next step in a successful year, and Griffin’s song Pieces (from the Crazy Ways album) was featured on NBC and the Tennis Channel. The year 2011 saw over 200 tour dates, inclusion in jukeboxes across the country, increased activity in television placements and song rotation in national retailers Home Depot, OfficeMax and Publix Supermarkets. Griffin’s Live @ 305 EP was recorded on location at Kitchen 305 in Miami during a special New Year’s Eve show; iTunes highlighted the recording on its New Independent Releases list, opening fresh channels of exposure for his talent. The Canyon, Griffin’s third EP was recorded at Grammy-winning George Noriega’s (Carlos Santana, Draco Rosa, Ricky Martin) Cutting Cane studio in Miami and released in 2012 as part of a private licensing project. The Canyon features 4 distinctly fresh songs that walk the Americana/ Pop line, marking an elevation of Griffin’s musical catalog to a more nuanced and advanced level of songwriting. In October 2012, Griffin was commissioned by the SPCA to write a song for their annual adoption documentary... an animal lover himself, Nobody Loves Like You came to fruition practically overnight. Co-produced by Griffin and Wayne Warnecke (Train, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals) and mastered by multi Grammy-winner Mike Fuller, the single was recognized as one of 3 international finalists for “Best Original Music” at the 2013 New York Festivals: Film & TV Awards. Griffin went back to the studio to record 3 alternate versions (full production, acoustic and stripped/cello), which officially released as a deluxe single on iTunes in May 2013. He’s since been nominated for Songwriter of the Year by the IMEAs (International Music & Entertainment Awards). Another new ballad was soon written - What A Lie Looks Like - and published as a full production/ acoustic iTunes single in September 2013. The track (essentially, a ‘break up’ song) displays Griffin’s sophisticated ability to imbue strength and vulnerability within a simple lyric. Like N.L.L.Y., W.A.L.L.L. is slated to be among 15-17 tracks on his forthcoming full-length album, The Making of a Man - scheduled for release in late 2014. Most recently, Griffin worked on his first film scoring endeavor for the Catskill Mountain Keeper documentary (May 2014) as well as for new indie film American Slang. He also composed and produced tracks for HBO’s new Call to Action and Wanna See You commercials for their 2014 HBO GO campaign.