Griffin House w/ Zachary Scot Johnson and Zili Misik Griffin House: Griffin House was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He picked up the guitar when he was 18, started writing songs right away, and within a couple years started making records and performing live. In August 2004, House was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, music journalist Bill Flanagan (MTV/VH1) raved about Lost and Found (House's first nationally released record), putting the newcomer on his short list of the best emerging songwriters in the U.S. “I bought House’s CD after a show in New York City,” said Flanagan, “and this never happens: I took it home and must have listened to it 20 times that weekend. I was knocked out. Several self-released albums followed, and in 2008 House released Flying Upside Down, produced by Jeff Trott and featuring Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. House has toured extensively, opening for the Cranberries, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Mat Kearney, and many more. These days House tours the United States both solo-acoustic and with a band headlining his own shows. Zili Misik: Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for 10 years. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhythms infuse Zili's original creations and traditional folksongs. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own. The women of this group have heritages and roots representing 5 countries and 3 continents. Zachary Scot Johnson: Zachary Scot Johnson is a nationally touring solo singer/ songwriter. He performs on guitar, piano, dobro, mandolin, banjo, violin and a variety of hybrid instruments (including a beautiful banjolin). He has played just about everywhere, especially in the midwest. He has shared the stage with a who's who of folk music royalty including Shawn Colvin, Keb' Mo', Jane Siberry, The Be Good Tanyas, Steve Forbert, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Catie Curtis, The Greencards, Susan Werner, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Danny Schmidt, Juliette Lewis, Julia Nunes, Brian Vander Ark (of The Verve Pipe), Enter The Haggis and many others. He has released two studio cd's: 2004's "Moment of Clarity" and 2008's "To Whom It May Concern" and a live album in 2010, "Live at The Guild" with Mark Paffrath and Jeff Ward.
Bio: Zili Misik has been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for more than ten years. With captivating sounds that evoke the African continent, Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song. Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhyth...See Full Bio
Zili Misik has a show on 07/25/2014 at 12:00 AM @ Northwest World Reggae Fes... in Astoria, OR http://www.reverbnation.com/q/4w08i6 #concert
“When we first heard of seven-piece world music ensemble Zili Misik, we honestly thought it was pronounced “silly music” and therefore were really looking forward to socking whichever lily-white, dread-sacked, religious studies major toked up that name during a late-night session with his drum circle. Turns out, it’s actually named after Enzili, the Haitian goddess-mother, and fronted by a diverse offering of multicultural, multifaceted feminine polyglots.”