Bringing shelters & animal lovers together so that we can share resources to help our furry friends find forever homes thru music tours 1 street at a time Description My Name is Tommie Griggz, I love animals, I am a NJ certified & appointed Animal Control Officer, & work with Almost Home Animal Shelter in NJ. I am also a musician, that helps to raise money for animal shelters locally by promoting & playing their many fundraiser & charity events. Every year, me & my furry 4 legged co-pilot Madison, go on a self funded "Animal Shelter Awareness Tour". Touring in a 1973, dog & cat themed VW camper. We travel state to state, city to city, town to town & street to street, each day finding cool spots to ("busk") perform. I play cover & original songs, for hours on end, to anyone who will listen, while by my side, Madison (with mini ukelele) enjoys the countless affections of listeners, or the sleepy comfort of a soft guitar case, cozy blanket. The van, when needed has a built in PA sound system. It is through these musical journeys, that I am able to bring awareness to the people. The first goal is to help the general public realize the importance of finding "forever homes" for these helpless, loving beings, & to become actively involved in that process. Without the funds or a means to advertise, many shelters are often overlooked. I know there is probably an animal friendly facility or shelter, most likely within 5 miles of where you are right now, where, I stand singing, that could desperately use your support. Animal shelters & Rescue caretakers, need all types of donations ie: money, food, medical & daily use supplies, Most Importantly they also depend on active participation of caring individuals for home fostering, daily assistance from passionate volunteers. Every little bit, no matter how small, helps these facilities continue to operate, which increases the chances of once homeless and neglected animals to find their “Forever Home”. A second, very important aspect of my solo singing tours, is that I am hoping through constant touring and from your local and country wide support, we create and continue to build an interstate wide community of animal shelters, vets and like minded individuals. All who believe that every little bit helps and to forge relationships and resources for the shelters to utilize at a moments notice, with each other and to be able to call upon individuals that go beyond self and put their hearts and actions out there to make a difference. The Animal Shelter Awareness Tour officially starts this February & goes till April 2014. I am hoping to gain, 1000 new members in the 2014 calendar year, it costs nothing to join. We do these tours to connect like minded folks, to shrink the gap between shelters & the public. It's really that easy to get involved & make a difference. Not only is it FREE to become a member of my "Animal Shelter Awareness Tours" page, but by doing so, you instantly become part of a passionate community with unlimited human resource. While your shelters, are already making great leaps & bounds, or you already volunteer your time or donate $$$ somewhere, it's still very important to realize that there can never be enough help, support or resources, continue to do the great things you do. We will be able call upon one another for sustained support, gathering ideas, giving options, creating real logical solutions, becoming a "true first responder" helping to find "Forever Homes" for countless dogs & cats, birds, rodents, reptiles & amphibians. As an animal right's activist, I urge you to become a part of this caring community, take a pro-active part in our journey, I hope you join ASAT, something that is truly going to make a difference. I thank you for your support, and look forward to meeting & singing for you all. "Peace, Pets & Music" Tommie Griggz & Ms. Maddy Madison
spending time with a country singer bud of mine that i met at shady katies, and were going to write, during day and hit a shelter as well and then TBA a bar to play before the tour closes.
PLAYING ALL DAY on the streets...
I will be searching all around the Pennsylvania mining towns looking for evidence of my grandfather great grandfather and their grave stones and houses ...and if anyone knows about the mining town centralia that is still burninhg underground that it had to be frever evacuated.
Sounds Like: The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Beck, The Replacements, Creedance Clearwater Revival
Label: ears on head publishing
Manager: ears on head publishing
Bio: BIO FOR TOMMIE GRIGGZ/ PRESS RELEASE
Born and raised in NJ, (guitar player/vocalist) Tommie griggz , has connected with like minded "Do It Yourself " musicians, songwriters and music lovers, helping one another, create forums to artistically and musically express themselves. During...See Full Bio