Monday, October 6, 2014

CD Review: Sid Griffin Returns With His New Solo Album "The Trick Is To Breathe"

American singer/songwriter Sid Griffin finally got around to releasing the follow-up to his 2005 album "As Certain As The Sunrise." But, Sid has a good reason for the delay, he's been helping out building the ever-growing popularity of his band, The Cole Porters. After finding time earlier this year, Griffin flew in to Nashville and recorded his new album, "The Trick Is To Breathe," in only three days, with the help of Thomm Lutz producing. Any of the new twelve song on this release, could have easily appeared on a Cole Porters album, but Griffin takes it upon himself to give these songs a more personal and emotional touch. Beginning with the country/folk of "Ode To Bobbie Gentry," Sid Griffin tells the tale without the need for any extra instrumentation. He shows signs of his love for bluegrass with the quick-pace of "Blue Yodel No. 12 & 35," while the gentle acoustics of "Between The General & The Grave," really allows Griffin's words to have a deeper meaning. He gives The Youngbloods' classic "Get Together" the bluegrass treatment, stripping away the harmony and comradery of the original for a more poignant meaning to the lyrics. He tells the story of the "Punk Rock Club," which slows down the tempo of the album, but he returns to finish with the fun, acoustic strumming sing-along of "I'll For Get You Very Well." Sid Griffin will be performing overseas through end of the year. To find out more about his new album "The Trick Is To Breathe," please visit

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