Grounds and Sounds Café

Live Music in Stony Brook, N.Y.

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Tom Griffith and Martha Trachtenberg - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

News:  Tom and Martha will be joined by singer/songwriter Jean-Paul VestLike his music, Jean-Paul is an odd mix. His roots draw from both the French countryside and the red clay of his native Alabama, seasoned abroad for a year in communist eastern Europe and then baked hard in the Texas sun. Since forming his band Last Charge of the Light Horse in 2004, his music has appeared on television and radio, charting as high as #1 at college stations around the country. His album Nine Kinds of Happy was named the Best Independent Album of 2014 by The Daily Vault.

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Grounds and Sounds welcomes Tom Griffith a singer/songwriter who began his career placing songs with Peer Southern Music and Famous Music Publishing. Tom worked for many years in advertising, writing and producing countless TV and Radio commercials. He left advertising in the nineties to return to his first love, songwriting songs like You Got Something on the Side, 100 Real Good Reasons to Sing the Blues and That’s My Version of a Good Idea, the latter cowritten with his wife, Martha Trachtenberg, and Toby Walker. 

Martha Trachtenberg is a prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist. She was a founding member of The Buffalo Gals, the first all-woman bluegrass band.  Since then, she has built a career as a jingle singer in NYC, and has had her songs recorded by such artists as Tony Trishka and Skyline, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Kathy Chiavola and Dede Wyland. She performs solo as well as with Tom Griffith, and was part of the group The Folk Goddesses.  Her song, It’s About Time, which was produced by her husband, was featured in the New York Times and Newsday and is played on acoustic-music oriented radio stations throughout the country.

It's rare to have one singer-songwriter at the talent level of this musical couple.  To have the two of them on stage at the same time is not to be missed.  For tickets, click here.