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MP3 John Griffin - For The Ones We Love

Traditional classic country, country folk, western, and western swing

12 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Traditional Country, COUNTRY: Western

John as born and raised in Northern Alabama where he heard country legends on the radio, such as Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold, Bob Wills, and Hank Williams, Sr. Every Saturday night he and his family would listen to the Grand Ol’ Opry and hear great performers such a Roy Acuff, Red Foley, and Bill Monroe. He learned to love country music at an early age, which was also known as “hillbilly” music back then, and later as “country-western.” John wanted to be a cowboy singer when he “grew up.” Upon graduation from high school, John got a job in Utah at Bryce Canyon. His repertoire consisted of popular and country music and cowboy songs. This latter emphasis was enhanced in subsequent years when working as a wrangle and entertainer, known as the “Utah Cowboy,” singing and playing at camps, lodges, and hotels in Yosemite National Park. While in college in Northern California, John formed a country band, “The Lazy River Boys,” that played for school dances, nightclubs, special shows, and private parties. In 2003, John met Buck Adams and they formed a group known as “The Pardners” and, subsequently, a band known as the “Honky Tonk Kings.” They have been prolific in composing and recording original country songs. Of the 12 songs on this first cd, a brief description follows: Honky Tonk Kings, style similar to Hank Williams Senior; Funk et al. Frustration with inept lawyers; Buck Owens dedication; Pluckin''Chickens, humorous relief with implicit cheating; Ernest Tubb dedicaton; Cattlehorns on Cadillac, country boy traveling in a decorated car in western style; Coming Home Again; soldier''s suspense in battle; Tulsa; bluegrass style with pain and pleasures of life; A Good Girl in Bar; Theme when men look for female relationships. Digital Therapy Blues; talking rap about psychological needs in the digital age. I''m Still Alive, story of an independent-minded cowboy; Without You; romantic, but tragic experience.

On behalf of the Honky Tonk Kings, I hope y''all enjoy our music. Sign on often and come back, ya-heah. Thanks,

John Griffin


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