The Griswolds Bring Color to Boot & Saddle

On Friday night, The Griswolds hailing from Australia, hit the stage of Boot & Saddle after opener Speak. Going in, expectations of a good show were high after release of a strong new single “Beware the Dog.” Their talent and charisma shown through immediately. The lead singer Chris Whitehall has a voice to die for and it was even better live. The lead guitarist Daniel Duque-Perez’s quick finger picking kept the entire set upbeat. Tim John on bass, who reminded me of Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, was grooving the entire night, as was Lachlan West on drums with his fun Hawaiian shirt, pumped out great beats one after another.

The band appeared at ease as they made little jokes throughout their set making it feel like a get-together among friends. The smaller setting of Boot & Saddle was perfect for the intimate show. Their performance wasn’t any smaller though, with people breaking out in dance and hoots and hollers.

After their performance, Chris Whitehall came over to mingle. He mentioned being completely satisfied with the cheesesteak he had grabbed at Jim’s Steaks on South Street earlier that day. Anyone who loves Jim’s is fine with me. The Griswolds have just started getting airtime on Radio 104.5 so expect to hear a lot of them this summer. They performed at Firefly over the weekend and I’m jealous of anyone who was able to watch them perform. Although still relatively unknown in the States, it’s only a matter of time before they pick up momentum and fans while on the festival circuit. I can’t wait for them to put out a full album in the future. Keep up with The Griswolds on Facebook and Twitter to follow their performance schedules.

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