Ep. 8: Griff Washburn – Making Music & Living Simply

Cory Richards + Chris Jerard

Goth Babe is Griff Washburn enjoying himself.  Originally from Tennessee, Griff currently lives in a Tiny House with his pup Sadie in the mountains of Washington. When not on the road touring, Griff and Sadie are off enjoying the outdoors in the great Pacific Northwest. Snow, surf, and trails are plenty to occupy them in their offseason. Griff has seemed to have picked up on the brighter parts of life. Parting ways with social status and relevance, he’s discovered how wonderful living day by day is. Making music to Griff is less a climb to the top, as it is a form of free thinking and enjoyment. In this episode Cory and CJ talk with Griff about his origin story, including where the name GothBabe comes from. His pathway to success as a musician started with a short stint in New York City that quickly led to a realization that the rat race was not for him. He led moved into a Ford Explorer and drove west to find a new path.  Creating music for years on his own out of his car, living simply and honing his craft. Other topics covered:
  • Surfing and joy as a motivator
  • Simplify
  • How cutting off your influences in media intake can help you find yourself
  • The moment of realizing freedom
  • How creative guardrails are a good thing
Books:
The Art of Uncertainty  – Dennis Meritt Jones
Music:
Check out Episode 9 with Keith Ladzinski!

For more on van life, check out An Odyssey Worth Living, written by Colin Boyd about his family’s experience driving the Pan-American highway.

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