Gruff, gravel, soulful.
These are just some of the words that describes the rich baritone of Jared Griffin, the man behind the persona, Sioux City Kid. Naming himself after his grandmother’s hometown, Jared’s sound is also sentimental. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, and Howlin’ Wolf are sources of inspiration for the Kid’s homespun blend of Americana, Delta Blues and Classic rock.
Despite Midwestern roots, Sioux City Kid is no stranger to the Northern California music scene. His brand of Americana has filled some of San Francisco’s most-famed indie venues–The Great American Music Hall, The Independent and the Mission District’s hidden Lost Church. This soulful giant has even opened for the great Emmylou Harris.
Locally, if you’re an avid fan and pizza devotee, you may even recognize Jared from his past trips to Zelda’s. His mother, an alumna of Sacramento State, regularly frequented the pizza joint with a younger Jared in-tow.
Sioux City Kid will be making a pit-stop here in Sacramento this Wednesday, September 18th at Torch Club to promote his latest album “Minutes, Miles, Troubles & Trials,” out September 24th. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear his honest portrayal of the uphill battle of fame and staying true to the creative spirit.
Article written by Jamila Khan, Content & Social Media Coordinator for Sacramento365.com.