The Kalob Griffin Band Returns to Penn State

The Kalob Griffin Band (@TheKGBand), a Philadelphia-based, “State College-bred” Americana/Folk band, will play at Café 210 West this Saturday, April 14th. After having just come off two sellout shows in New York and Philadelphia, The Kalob Griffin Band (KGB) will play their old venue–in front of a significantly smaller crowd–in appreciation of their roots here at Penn State.

According to legend Wikipedia, frontman Kalob Griffin met lead guitarist/mandolin-ist/banjoist Rob Dwyer at a house party performance here in State College. After eventually adding drummer Eric Lawry, pianist John Hildenbrand, and bassist Nick Salcido, the KGB landed a weekly gig at none other than Café 210 West, and has since gone on to tour the East coast and elsewhere around the country, with stops at festivals such as WXPN, Mile High, and Musicfest. Oh, and they were named the “Best Philadelphia Artist” by Tri State Indie, which is pretty legit.

For those of you that know KGB from their days here at Penn State or otherwise, here’s your chance to relive some memories at Café 210 on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door and the set begins at 10 pm.

For those of you that want to hear more of KGB, they’ve pre-released five tracks off of their new album, June Found A Gun. Just go to their fan website, hit free debut album, and have a listen. Otherwise, check out their website and Facebook to learn more about the Kalob Griffin Band, who, in their own words, would not be here “without the dedicated and loyal community of Penn State.”

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