Griffin House LIVE in Seattle

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Years ago, while living alone in a cabin, on a island, I somehow stumbled upon the music of Griffin House. It was the most stilling music my ears had ever heard.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

Then recently, by some small miracle, we stepped off of a sailboat and into an historic schoolhouse

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

…for a special Griffin House event, thanks in part to Seattle’s Abbey Arts Program.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

We were blown away to discover, at the door, that this event would be an intimate gathering.

(Mindful moment: I was not dressed for an intimate gathering, but loudly, for a stadium filled with thousands. Also, my sensitive skin was beginning to flare, looking red and flaky. So, naturally, upon seeing the small room with no dark corner or crowd to hide in, I wanted to flee. A certain someone reminded me to breathe.)

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We sat several rows back. Because, at the time, sitting in the front row seemed unbelievable.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

Griffin included songs from his new album, endearing family stories, favorites from his past albums, and an announcement about a documentary, Rising Star, which will be released soon.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

And it seems vital to inform the world of the following:

Griffin’s songwriting and music sound even more exquisite in person (if you can believe that). The way his fluid voice and intimate lyrics touched us…it was simply gorgeous.

Plus, he was an incredibly nice guy.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

Afterward, everyone took time to appreciate one another.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

It was so meaningful to be part of such a thoughtful event.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

We were so grateful to experience Griffin’s art in this way and we thought his family deserved big thanks for sharing their birthday weekend with us.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

We bought a t-shirt, plus realized we can catch Griffin playing whenever we find ourselves traveling around the same parts of the world as his shows.

Griffin House LIVE in Seattle | OMventure.com

Then we began to curate our digital purchases, so Griffin’s music can accompany us everywhere we go.

Rising Star

So On and So Forth

Balls

The Learner

42 and a half minutes with Griffin House (B Sides)

Flying Upside Down*

Homecoming

House of David

Lost and Found

Upland

*my stilling intro to Griffin House