From: Scott
Sent on: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:26 AM
Announcing a new Pine Point Ski Club Event!

What: Griffin House w/ Tyler James Concert

When: Friday, November 5,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

A Pine Point Ski Club favorite, Griffin House, will be performing with full band at The Double Door. I saw this concert two years ago at the Double Door and he rocked! The warm up act, Tyler James, is a young singer song-writer with a lot of raw energy.

We'll meet at Hot Chocolate Restaurant & Dessert Bar for dinner at 6:30PM ahead of the concert. Or just come to the concert if you're not interested in the dinner. RSVP for the two activities Dinner and Concert separately. No attendee limit on the concert, but dinner is limited to six (will try to increase reservation if more interest).

Get your own ticket on-line at the below website or direct from the Double Door box office:
Double Door Griffin House On-line Concert Tickets

9:00PM CONCERT 8:00PM Doors Open
Griffin House w/ Tyler James
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois

A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songcraft with a heavy dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana. House was born and raised in Ohio, where he eventually discovered his musical gifts while attending Miami University in Oxford. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, and the Mermaid Avenue albums by Wilco and Billy Bragg, House embraced the craft of songwriting and issued several albums as an independent artist. His mix of sentimental melodies, ambient guitars, and sparse arrangements attracted attention from Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based record label, and House soon partnered with the label's American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. Several self-released albums followed, and House signed with RCA before issuing Flying Upside Down, a folk-rock album recorded with members of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. Although originally available via iTunes in 2007, the record was released in stores early the following year. ~ Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide

Opening Act: TYLER JAMES Bio
Tyler James' debut full-length record It Took the Fire will be released March 2 on Son of Geert Records. For the 27-year-old Nashville songsmith, it's a coming of age album. "I'm part of a restless generation known more for its apathy than for its voice," he says. "My songs are about the struggle to find my own truth." With his heartfelt approach and raspy croon, James sounds like an old soul. Citing influences from Paul Simon to Rainer Maria Rilke, he has a reverence for past masters that does him good. With meticulously crafted arrangements disguised as simple pop tunes, It Took the Fire is one part classic 70s, another part Memphis soul.

Co-produced with acclaimed producer Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr), It Took the Fire was tracked in four days at Nashville's legendary House of David Studios. "Like a lot of studios on Music Row, you often feel like you're standing on hallowed ground," James says. "I used Elvis' piano on the record and the studio still has a trap door entrance from when he tracked there." Highlights on the record include the title track, which rings out like an old spiritual when he sings: "It took the fire to save my soul/ It took the fire to change me/ Glory shown in the ashes blowin' away." Other songs range from heartbreak on the slow jam "All I Got," to coping with the death of a friend on the Randy Newman-esque "A Sailor's Tune."

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup:[url=]CONCERT: GRIFFIN HOUSE @ DOUBLE DO?[/url]

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