Phillip Griffin is a freelance guitarist, bassist, and vocalist born and raised in Billings. His involvement in music started with kindermusik classes when he was a youngster and continued through high school in class and garage alike. After earning a double degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Montana in 2015, he returned to his hometown and worked as an assistant in a law office for about a year before deciding to fully dedicate his time to music study and performance.
Phil has performed with a diverse group of musicians and bands including punk outfit Idaho Green, folk-rockers The Forestry, blues rock guitarist Leroy Miller, and soul/rock/jazz-neomystics Parker Brown and the Bleeding Hearts. Current projects for Phil include Grant Jones Band and the investment firm/punk band Bull Market.
Phil also runs the online arts magazine/art collective Waste Division, and spearheads organization of the local DIY arts and community festival, Richard Dreyfest, which in its most recent incarnation featured 60+ acts of music, poetry, comedy, and visual art in 8 venues downtown. He formed the group Beatnik City Council to help promote all-ages concerts in Billings.