Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men

Performed in Sofar Auckland

Bernie Griffen’s own distinctive brand of scorching Southern Gothic crosses the border of folk into country blues. His songs are melodic, soulful tales of a life well and truly lived on the fringes, songs which play like anthems and tap into a vein of testimony. Bernie commands an audience with his big presence and originality that spans generations. He’s got a guitar style all his own, although you can hear the influences of Neil Young and Hank Williams. Joining him is Bernie’s musical partner Kirsten Warner on guitar and vocals. While Bernie’s sometimes compared to Johnny Cash, Kirsten’s voice singing solo or in close harmony has vulnerability and distinctiveness that is more Iris Dement or Nanci Griffith than June Carter. With guest Thin Men Tony Daunt on bass and Chris Kemp on drums (Tony Daunt and the Dauntless, Swampland).

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