WYCE at Wealthy: Hayes Griffin

posted by Chris Kotcher on 06/09/2020

Community Media Center is kicking off a virtual concert series programmed by WYCE, live from Wealthy Theatre, and broadcasting live on GRTV's Comcast Ch 24 as well as Facebook. This week: Hayes Griffin!

Hayes Griffin is a musician and educator living in Grand Rapids, MI. Hailing from central Ohio, Hayes studied bluegrass and jazz guitar at Denison University, and later earned an MM in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory. A veteran of the road, Hayes has toured with Canadian fiddle virtuoso April Verch and progressive bluegrass band NewTown. Hayes currently performs in a duo with mandolinist Nate Roberts, runs his own a music publishing company, and manages 88.1fm WYCE. Hayes Griffin’s debut solo album “Midwestern Swing” is an aural cocktail inspired by the sounds of American country and swing music from the 1930’s, 40s, and 50s. Original tracks from Hayes and Quinn Griffin are set next to “deep cuts” from legendary songwriter/performer Cindy Walker, Don Reno & Red Smiley, Tom Delaney, and Joe Gibson. http://www.hayesgriffin.com

This is a free virtual event, though donations are encouraged. Help support our community's multimedia platforms and this week's artists by donating to Community Media Center: http://www.paypal.me/grcmc WYCE is an independent, commercial-free, community radio station serving the communities of Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Broadcasting on-air FM programming at 88.1 Mhz, and reaching out to the world through online streaming on the Internet. Voted "Best Radio Station" by Revue Magazine readers 3 years in a row (2016-2018), WYCE is dedicated to providing an eclectic blend of under-represented music to the West Michigan community and beyond. Creating meaningful connections between people, non-profit organizations, and local businesses. http://www.wyce.org

Video Production by GRTV, Grand Rapids Public Access. 
http://www.grtv.org

Wealthy Theatre is an independent community performing arts venue & historic cinema. Learn more at:
http://www.wealthytheatre.org

WYCE, GRTV, & WT are all proud services of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center:
http://www.grcmc.org/

Recorded Live on Monday, June 8th from 6pm-7pm

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