Griffin House comes to New Hope Winery Dec. 17

songs for a prisonerSinger/songwriter Griffin House will be playing New Hope Winery on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

House was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. In high school, the jockish House landed a role in a musical play, and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing. He bought his first guitar for $100 from a friend, turned down a golf scholarship to Ohio University, and instead went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and started to teach himself how to play the guitar and write songs.

House began writing and recording and issued his first independent release, Upland, in 2003. His music attracted attention from Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based management company and record label, and House partnered with the label’s American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. In August 2004, on CBS Sunday Morning, music journalist Bill Flanagan (MTV/VH1) mentioned Lost and Found, putting the newcomer on his short list of the best emerging songwriters in the U.S.

House has opened for artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and the Cranberries on tour. Since 2007, House has been a national headliner. He lives in Nashville with his wife Jane and two daughters, Emma and Clara.

Tickets for the Dec. 17 performance are $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. New Hope Winery is located at 6123 Lower York Road (Route 202) just outside of New Hope.

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