By Laura Phillips
Additional photos by Mike Cavanaugh here
Todd Griffin was signed by Geffen Records in the 90's as the lead vocalist of The Graveyard Train. Today Griffin has broken away from the major labels and is in total control of driving his solo career in his chosen direction away from the darkness style of The Graveyard Train. Griffin's debut solo album "Trial By Fire" on the Northern Mechanical label shows his blended mystical spiritual hard rock style that has a calming effect filled with lightness which is about this artist reinventing himself not trying to make it in the business in a commercial sense. Todd Griffin's performance was a fitting end for the final after midnight spot Jan. 7th at the House of Blues. The audience consisted of both Wood fans who appreciate good music and stuck around and Griffin's growing fan base that has transformed and changed over the years but still retains many of his former Graveyard Train fans. The final lineup of Griffin's supporting band is still forming and developing since his band is currently going through membership changes. Todd Griffin's lead vocals standout, and he has given well-received performances at the The Viper Room and The Joint. With credits such as being the vocalist for "That 70's Song" during the opening season of "That 70's Show," and also working as a music director, Griffin's future looks promising as he further develops his solo career.