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John Thomas Griffith

John Thomas Griffith (born April 3) is an American Singer-songwriter from Louisiana. Best known as a guitarist and vocalist from the band Cowboy Mouth, in which he has been a member since 1990. John Thomas Griffith first established himself on the American music scene in the early 1980s as lead singer and guitarist for the Red Rockers, co-writing their 1983 MTV hit "China".

After leaving the band in 1987, he released his first solo CD, Son of an Engineer, re-released in 2000 on Laughing Gravy Music. Known by most music fans as "JTG" or "Griff", he is a founding member of the current rock band Cowboy Mouth.

In 1999, John Thomas Griffith was inducted into Buddy Magazine's Texas Guitar Hall of Fame[1], joining Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Eric Johnson, and others.

When not touring, he resides in Los Angeles, California and scores motion picture soundtracks.



Griffith performing at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January 2009

Cowboy Mouth Studio albums

Cowboy Mouth live albums and EPs

  • Mouthin' Off (Live & More) · 1993
  • Mouthin' Off (Live & More) (Remastered) · 1997
  • Cowboy Mouth LIVE! (limited edition 5-song EP issued with Mercyland) · 1998
  • Live in the X Lounge "Jenny Says" · 1998
  • All You Need Is Live · 2000
  • Live in the X Lounge "Easy" · 2000 & 2001
  • Uh Oh (5-song Preview EP) · 2003
  • Live at the Zoo · 2004

Cowboy Mouth live DVD

Red Rockers albums

Solo Albums

  • Son of an Engineer 1987
  • Lonesome Travelers 2000
  • Aluminum 2001
  • Lonesome Travelers - Chicago Live 2003
  • Apples and Onions 2005


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