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by Griffin Holtby

"Ultimately, Overgrown is about me realizing that you have to love wrong to learn how to love right."
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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It was when he was living with his family in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico in middle school when Griffin Holtby realized he was meant to create music.

After spending third grade at The Paul Green School of Rock in Dallas he realized he loved to be on stage. In Mexico he continued lessons with local teacher, Elena Shoemaker. At her annual show, his rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” had many of the women in the room wiping away tears. That was when he began to understand the power of music, and he knew he wanted in!

Now at 19 years of age, Griffin is a Texas Rocker who packs a punch! His music has been described as Blues Influenced Power Rock, and sometimes Outlaw Blues. Connecting through his story lines, inspired by art and real life, he hopes to spread peace and let his music be an agent of change. Griffin’ goal is to make people feel hope. He wants them to know that they are not alone.

Having played in several bands and projects, Griffin is a voracious songwriter with many original songs in his back pocket. In 2018, Griffin embarked on a 3 week Boys of Summer United States Tour and ended the year in Houston on an Anti-Bullying tour called All Star Nation. He has performed in many venues including Whiskey A GoGo in Los Angeles, Underground Arts in Philadelphia, Lincoln Hall in Chicago and House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, Curtain Club and Trees in Dallas. In 2019, Griffin formed a new Dallas rock band, Fifth Phoenix, debuting with a first place win at the Richardson Wildflower Festival Battle of the Bands.

In November, Griffin is dropping his infectious debut single, “Overgrown,” whose melody he wrote in high school and whose lyrics were later inspired by his first love, a relationship that grew toxic. Its buoyancy and spirited grooves aside, the song finds the singer seeking a way forward, to see if it’s possible not to lose his best friend. It started out as a guitar driven rocker but switching out guitars for lush keyboards, evolved into what has become Griffin’s very appealing pop side. He’s not ashamed to admit it’s his mom’s favorite song. “Ultimately, ‘Overgrown’ is me realizing that you have to love wrong to know how to love right.”

Inspired by the legends of music: Johnny Cash, Elvis, Guns n Roses, and Jack White, Griffin strives to carry the stories of life on stage and through his music. Learn more at the Griffin Holtby website!



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