Will Griffith of The Great Dying admits, “It took a long time to get started.”, and “This is a record about mistakes.”He’s made music constantly since his teens either alone or with miscreant metalheads and punks in his hometown of Cleveland, MS. Griffith feels with ‘Bloody Noses & Roses’ he has a collection of songs that cover the breadth of his musical interests and attitudes toward life.
Keen to cut a record, Griffith came to know Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers) and Bronson Tew, co-owners of Dial Back Soundin Water Valley, MS. The trio discussed the cinematic quality to the songs which Griffith says he picked up from favorites suchas Iron & Wine. As a production team, Patton & Tew referenced everything from Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley toDead Moon and The Stooges to give the songs the feel of a broken spirit or a set of bloody knuckles.
With the record cut and sent to press, Will has booked his first tour for the month of October, ahead of the November 16, 2018release. He’s optimistic. He adores playing and is looking to share. Though it may surprise some, he is outgoing for someone who says he’s “hopefully reaching for light in self-designed darkness” and “wants to take a stab athonest suffering in order to achieve true happiness.”
Track Listing Nobody Arrives
The Cellar Below
Lips & Pistols
Beer By The Bed
Water The Horses
Tour Dates Sept 5 Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MSw/ American Aquarium
Oct 3 Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium Santa Ana, CA*
Oct 6 Hotel Cafe 2nd Stage Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 7 Topa Mountain Winery Ojai, CA* w/ The Bryan Titus Trio
Oct 9 San Francisco, CA* Oct 13 The Libertine Pub Morro Bay, CA* Nov 7 The Nick Birmingham, ALw/Young Valley
Nov 16 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
Nov 23 Egan’s Tuscaloosa, AL *w/Marie Danielle