4-Pt. Interview with Legendary Austin Musician: Bevis M. Griffin

bevis-griffinBevis Griffin (Austin Texas Musician/Vocalist/Songwriter/Drummer).
Born April 26, 1953, Bevis is one of Austin Texas’ premier musicians and has been performing there for over 38 years as one of the earliest pioneers of the Texas rock music scene. Bevis has performed with numerous groundbreaking groups over the years such as Franklin’s Mast, Fools, The Skyscrapers, The Bats, The Shades, Banzai Kik, Chill Factor, Rawhead TechX, Solid Senders, Dino Lee’s Luv Johnson, The Cosmopolitans’, One Fell Swoop, Papa Mali & the Instigators, R.C. Banks, Bevis & the Painkillers, and currently The Paradigm (featuring long-time principle collaborator and guitarist extraordinaire C.K. Bailey). As a bonafide musical maverick and live performance phenomenon, Bevis has been widely acclaimed by the University of Texas as one of America’s earliest Afro-American proponents of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal genre, historically pre-dating the later emergence of the so-called Black-Rock Movement of the late 80’s characterized by an eclectic mixture of significant Black artists such as Prince, Bad Brains, Fishbone, Living Colour, and Lenny Kravitz by half a decade. Bevis has been publicly honored and awarded the keys to The City of Austin in 1996, and to this day he still continues to perform, write, produce, and collaborate with many of Austin’s most prominent and highly regarded musicians of today. (For more on Bevis Griffin visit: www.myspace.com/bevisgriffin)

“Bevis is a true living legend of the Austin Music Scene” quotes Delmus Jeffery (Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Television Producer)

Dr. Eugene Chadbourne in concert at Marsh Woodwinds Oct 3, 2009.

British slide guitarist & singer/songwriter Bex Marshall in concert at Marsh Woodwinds May 16, 2009.

The Bridge at The Pour House in Raleigh, April 18, 2009. A taintradio live webcast

The Rosebuds (and friends) in concert at Raleigh’s Marsh Woodwinds performance space on March 14, 2009