On a cold Saturday night in Worcester fans were eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of country new comer Ryan Griffin.
The first band of the night was Bondra & Morris they are an acoustic duo made up of Cody Bondra and Tyler Morris. They are currently in the process of recording their debut album. Bondra & Morris also perform as a full band. They have played shows with Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, and Lauren Alaina. The acoustic duo has performed multiple radio shows and been featured on FM Radio. They played a variety of music ranging from country covers from Keith Urban and Luke Bryan some of their own and even a Bon Jovi cover. The crowd really seemed to enjoy what they were bringing to the table as most everyone started dancing very early in the night.
Next up was country newcomer Ryan Griffin. He grew up on a farm in a small town and moved to Nashville at the age of 17 to pursue his music career. He new from a young age that music is what he wanted to pursue and was his ultimate dream. It wasn’t easy at times but he knew that if he kept fighting and pushing through it would pay off and it did. This is his ultimate calling.
As soon as Ryan hit the stage the fans were cheering. He opened his set with “Down.” Next he played a brand new unreleased song “What I Live For.” The fans seemed to really enjoy this song. He went on to play a few more of his songs some of which included, “Beer Like That,” Summer On It,’ and “We Are Tonight.” He came to the mic and had a few minutes of monologue and then continued his set with “The Way We Were Brought Up” and “Love to Watch You Leave.”
A short time later he played his song that he co-wrote with country star Kelsie Ballerini “Dibs.” The fans knew this song and were singing along and cheering. He played a few covers of Brooks and Dunn’s “Boot Scooting’ Boogie and “Brand New Man.” The fans were loving this and sang along while throwing their hands in the air. You could tell that both the fans and Ryan were having a great time. Before the song “Love Don’t,” he came to the mic and talked about how he met his wife through his best friend and talked about his two boys at home. His next song was “Closing Time.” Before this he mentioned to the crowd the next song is Closing Time but not “Closing Time” which was referring to the famous 90’s song by Semisonic.
He came to the mic one last time. One of the crew members gave each of the band members a shot. He raised the shot glass and said,” This has been the craziest year of my life, and it has something to do with this. If you have a drink in your hand raise it up. Thank you so much for having us. This next song is my first single on country radio and its called “Salt, Lime, and Tequila.” Crowd went crazy and started singing loudly. During the song he took the mic and turned it towards the crowd so they could sing back different parts of the song, mostly the chorus. The fans had a blast.
His last few songs of the night was a cover of Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance.” and “Right Here Right Now. He rounded out his set with a medley of covers including “Fishing In The Dark,” (The Nitty Gritty Band) “Somebody Like You” (Keith Urban) and “Dust On The Bottle ( David Lee Murphy.) Ryan is defienelty and up and coming star, Hopefully we will see him doing bigger shows at bigger venues soon. His show was such a blast and one fans want to go back to again. Visit his socials (listed below) and check out the nearest show near you.
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