Founders Brewing Tap Takeover @ The Stirling Hotel **UPDATED

Unfortunately, our show during the Founders Tap Takeover has been canceled due to impending inclement weather.  The Tap Takeover will still be taking place though, so go support The Stirling Hotel and try some outstanding Founders beers!


Something frighteningly delicious is happening at The Stirling Hotel on October 23rd, and it has nothing to do with Halloween…

Around 6pm or so, Founders Brewing Co. will be taking over the entire tap line in the Grove (the big back bar on the other side of the parking lot), and serving 11 of their outstanding varieties for as long as they last!  The legendary Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be back at 6pm sharp, but don’t be late; last year it sold out in under 30 minutes!

Here’s the full list of brews: KBS (will be tapped at 6pm)
Centennial IPA
All Day IPA
Red’s Rye
Dark Penance
Double Trouble
Breakfast Stout
Nitro Pale Ale
Imperial Stout 2014
Old Curmudgeon 2014
Backwoods Bastard 2013

The Hotel has also been generous enough to invite David, Richie, Tim and I back to provide the background music for the organized chaos that’ll be taking place!  We’ll be kicking off around 6:30, but make sure you’re there earlier so you don’t miss the KBS keg!   Whether you come for the beer, the tunes, or both, we hope to see you there!

“Restore the Raptor Trust” fundraiser

We’re just 2 weeks away from an awesome event that I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in!raptorv3

Wednesday, April 2nd, The Meyersville Inn will be hosting “Restore the Raptor Trust,” a benefit to help The Raptor Trust raise money to repair cages damaged by storms and heavy snow fall.  The night is going to feature a ton of excellent musicians, great food and drink, a silent auction including local wildlife photography, raptor related events, and hand made items.

For those who aren’t familiar, The Raptor Trust is a non-profit rehabilitation center for injured birds of prey.  They’re located right on the edge of the Great Swamp, a 9000 acre National Wildlife Refuge that is a perfect habitat for many of the species of birds they treat.  The RT’s goal is to rehabilitate and re-release every bird they take in, but they also have options for birds who are injured in ways that prevent them from being able to fly or hunt again.

Over the years that it has been open, the Raptor Trust has built a compound of cages that house all types of birds of prey; hawks, owls, falcons, even bald and golden eagles.  The grounds are open to the public on a daily basis, and provide an up-close look at many species of birds that would never be approachable in the wild.

Unfortunately, many of these cages sustained serious damage last fall during a microburst, and many more have suffered under extensive snowfall.  The goal of the “Restore the Raptor Trust” benefit is to raise money to help offset the cost of rebuilding, so the Raptor Trust can continue its mission of education and rehabilitation.

We hope you’ll join us on April 2nd; The Meyersville Inn will be donating 10% of all sales from the night to the Raptor Trust, so whether you come for the night or just a drink, you’ll be helping increase the amount that we’re able to give.  There’s going to be live music from 6 – 9pm featuring me, Andres, Richie, Gary Reed, and a guest appearance by Chris Soucy, director of the Raptor Trust and former lead guitarist for Sally Talyor, daughter of James Taylor.

Reservations are recommended as its expected to be busy, the Inn’s number is (908) 647 – 6302.

Here’s the Facebook link: Restore the Raptor Trust FB

Hope to see you there!

– Ross

September Sundays at Stonehouse

My buddy Dave Tucker and I have put together whats shaping up to be a VERY nice residency for the month of September!

stonehouseEvery Sunday between 5 and 8pm, you’ll find one (and maybe both) of us making music at the outdoor bar of Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge (50 Stirling Road
Warren, NJ 07059).

Stonehouse has about the nicest outdoor bar I’ve ever been to.  Coupling that with their outstanding menu, drink list, and live music is going to make for some pretty special evenings.  We hope you’ll stop by to check the place out!

For those of you who haven’t heard Dave play before, you can expect “traditional Americana, folk and roots, to pop rock with a little country swagger.”  He put out a solo album a few months ago, and just got back from a national tour supporting it.  Check out his stuff here. 

Here’s the schedule

September 1st – Dave Tucker

September 8th – Ross Griswold

September 15th – Dave Tucker

September 22nd – Ross Griswold

September 29th – Ross Griswold


Hope to see you there!

– Ross

Amy & Jon’s wedding


We got to play my good friend Amy’s wedding last Sunday at Liberty House in Jersey City, and she just emailed me this awesome shot.. Congrats again guys, and thanks again for having us, we had a blast!