Name: Griffin Gillen
High School: Plattsmouth High School
BluesEd Band/Position: Far and Wide on bass
College: University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in music performance on bass
How long in BluesEd: This is currently my 5th year anchoring the low end with Far and Wide.
How long playing: I’ve played bass for 5 years.
Favorite Workshop Song: Stormy Monday
Favorite Blues Artist: As blues artists go, I like B.B. King, always go with the classics. My favorite singular artist that we play in Far and Wide is Stevie Wonder.
Favorite BluesEd moment: Going to Memphis with The 402 to play at the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge
Hobbies outside of BluesEd: I play piano, and have been for 13 years now. I’m also a big songwriter/composer and music theory nerd.