Hamilton Music Awards

Press Release - November 18, 2014

Family and Friends of Brian Griffith


Life of Brian Concert: A Tribute to Brian Griffith 

Funeral Arrangements for

Hamilton’s Legendary Guitarist Announced 

Thursday November 20, 2014
Doors 6:30PM · Show at 7PM
Bay City Music Hall
50 Leander Drive
Hamilton, Ontario
Tickets available at

Picks and Sticks (140 Locke Street South) & at the Door

HAMILTON (Nov 18, 2014): Family and friends of Brian Griffith present the Life of Brian Concert: A Tribute to Brian Griffith on Thursday November 20, 2014 at Bay City Music Hall in Hamilton, Ontario. Doors open at 6:30PM and show starts at 7PM. Confirmed performers include Daimon Kennedy, Danny Lockwood, Jesse O'Brien, Steve Pelletier, Shawn Brush, Richard Keelan, John Ellison, Neil Nickafor, Mike Birthelmer, Colin Lapsley, Mike Rajczak, Lori Yates, Michelle Titian, Tone Valcic, Sharon Musgrave, Peter Grimmer, Tim Gibbons, Tomi Swick, Mary Simon, Alfie Smith, Jamie Oakes and Sean O’Grady. Performers are still being added. Tickets are available at Picks and Sticks, at 140 Locke St South, in Hamilton, or at the door (subject to availability). Tickets are expected to go fast. All proceeds will benefit Brian’s son, Daimon Kennedy.

As a member of the famed Washington clan, Brian Griffith has long been known as one Hamilton’s most influential guitarists. As a kid, he learned to play guitar by listening to his uncle, the iconic Jackie Washington. He has recorded and played with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Harrison Kennedy, Tom Wilson, Lori Yates and Dave Rave to name a few.

Griffith passed away suddenly on Friday November 14th. Visitation for Griffith will be held Wednesday between 2-4PM and 7-9PM, at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 15 West Ave. N. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Stewart Memorial Church.

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For more information, please contact: 

Jean-Paul Gauthier
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(905) 383-4005


Joel Guenther
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(905) 870-5257

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