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Matthew Griswold

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performance. Minnesota native and Alternative Folk singer, songwriter and practicing musicologist, Matthew Griswold is currently playing over 200 of his “Modern Day Minstrel Shows” each year. Though a “solo” performer in trade title, he carries the sound of two dueling guitars and an array of dynamic vocal personalities to include a mastery in the art of whistling, which are all then supported by one boot strapped foot, stomping on a wooden cigar box, and keeping a “chain gang” like cadence through it all.

Griswold’s performances are rugged, haunting, howling, bone-shaking affairs where all of the grit and soul of a man who has seen the war torn battlefields of Iraq, but still found hope in even the worst of tragedies, are brought forth through a voice at once. He confidently leaves his crowds cradled in subtleties, but rocked with an undeniable presence.

Listen to him live, and you will witness a musician who inhabits, and is inhabited by, his music as if it were a spiritual transformation that lets him dance with his own demons instead of grappling with them.


June 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hell’s Kitchen
80 S 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
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