Press

“Griffin has a rootsy sound that belies her Alaskan roots. She sounds like she’s been trading licks on the front porch with folks from her current Asheville home for decades. The fact that she’s so young makes it all the more astonishing when one hears her sing. This is an artist of extraordinary talent and confidence who commands the listener’s attention. Few artists as young as Griffin with only one EP and one album under their belt show so much promise.” – Steve Matteo, SCENES Magazine (Aug 28, 2017)

“In her capable hands, [the guitar] becomes an expression of longing, love, sorrow, joy and heartache, and when her duo partner, Jamie Leigh, adds in cello parts…the results are transcendent ones.”- Steve Wildsmith, The Daily Times (Mar 08, 2017)

“With complex acoustic chords, haunting melodies and eloquently phrased observations on life, Where the Soil and Stars Meet serves as Griffin’s true entree into a musical career.”- Emily Glaser, Mountain Xpress (Nov 02, 2016)

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Hope for a couple years now. Her posture is upright, a strong stance and her casual tone is one that is fluent in confidence, perhaps this is something no one should be surprised about after learning she is a fisherman’s daughter, growing up in the small town Alaska. Her Classical voice dresses well the simple romantic motive of her songwriting, and the long echo filled hallways of this old basement help me realize at the time how the sometimes antagonizing thoughts of love or anguish that get trapped in our heads need a way out of the dark.”- Lucas Cipkowski, Rooted Collection (May 05, 2016)

“You can tell that Hope is a seasoned talent well in command of her craft. These tracks will steal your heart and free your mind.”- Michael Smith, Music Reviews Blog (Feb 02, 2015)

“Surely her songs are inspired by nature — her voice rings of bird calls and high vistas; she can morph from breathy to velvety in the span of a note.”- Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress (Jan 31, 2015)
 

“I had the pleasure of listening to Hope’s performance at the Singer/Songwriter competition in Black Mountain where I was a guest judge. Hope was so amazing and won 1st place in the competition. It is easy to see the the level of respect her fellow artist have for her unique talent and angelic voice. Hope is an amazing talent… If you’re in town or nearby, do yourself a favor, find Hope’s next performance.”- Todd Dionne, On-Air Personality, WTMT 105.9 “The Mountain” Radio, Asheville, NC (Mar 28, 2012)

“As life experience has happened to me, I’ve changed the focus of my writing,” Hope says. “I’ve always been a big journaler, so a lot of my songs are stories [with] a lot more depth. I’m trying to make the melodies and my guitar playing more interesting.””- Jason Gilmer; Journalist – quoting Hope Griffin, Herald-Journal, Hendersonville-Spartenburg, NC (Jan 26, 2012)