James Griffin at home
 

James Griffin is an Australian Singer/Songwriter, Poet and Spoken Word performer. His forty year career ranges from solo acoustic work through New Wave and Alt Rock with bands, The Agents and James Griffin and the Subterraneans. Along the way James has also co-written award winning top-ten hits with music icons, Joe Camilleri and Lee Kernaghan, and produced and hosted, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), many television and radio programs about music, books and writing.
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Stories of the Lost Songs

 

In the summer James discovered a battered suitcase of fragile tapes from the ‘70s in a shed in rural Victoria: remembered songs mourned for, being believed lost; lost songs undreamed of, being forgotten; signature recorded and released singles and albums deleted, remaindered, being disappeared by clock time...

Now James is releasing all those found again songs, from the beginning and telling the stories of that journey in his on-line journal: Forgotten Tapes and Lost Songs from the Rusting Shed of Disappeared Guitars

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Current Releases

 

Black Crow Road

Black Crow Road is a combined CD and book of songs and prose poems. Through a mix of anecdotal magic realism, love stories, chance meetings and lives travelling off the rails, James has created a meditation that is at once humorous, ironic and serious and which offers a sophisticated, contemporary vision of the wide streets and corrugated iron of rural Australia.

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Songs for a Season at Ghost Town Bridge

Songs for a Season at Ghost Town Bridge is a combined CD and book of songs and prose poems. Through a mix of anecdotal magic realism, love stories, chance meetings and lives travelling off the rails, James has created a meditation that is at once humorous, ironic and serious and which offers a sophisticated, contemporary vision of the wide streets and corrugated iron of rural Australia.

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