Griffith was born in Lubbock Texas April 3, 1960. He is a
guitarist and vocalist for the band Cowboy Mouth which he founded in
1990. He is known to most of his fans as JTG or Griff and was inducted into
Buddy magazine's Texas Guitar Hall of Fame in 1999.
Griffith was born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised in Houston, but it
was in Louisiana, while attending LSU in Baton Rouge, that he began
his professional musical career. Finding a base in New Orleans,
Griffith and friends started the early punk rock band Red Rockers.
After a short but successful career highlighted by the "China"
single and its album Good As Gold (1983), Red Rockers disbanded in
Since 1990, JTG has been a founding member, resident guitar slinger,
vocalist, and principal songwriter for the New Orleans based rock
group, Cowboy Mouth. In 2019, Cowboy Mouth will make a 29th
consecutive New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest performance, and JTG
Known by most music fans as "JTG" or "Griff", John Thomas Griffith
was inducted into Buddy magazine's Texas Guitar Hall of Fame in
1999, joining Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Eric Johnson,and others.
When not touring with Cowboy Mouth, he performs living room concerts
throughout the USA, composes and licenses music for film and TV
through his company, iSourceMusic, with his side project, Black Ant