John Thomas Griffith (born April 3, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter best known as a guitarist and vocalist for the band Cowboy Mouth. John Thomas Griffith first established himself on the American music scene in the early 1980s as lead singer and guitarist for the Red Rockers, co-writing their 1983 MTV hit "China".
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 early 1985.
Griffith formed Cowboy Mouth in 1990, and the band continues to tour with over a dozen full-length albums in its repertoire. Griffith released his first solo CD, Son of an Engineer, in 2000 on Laughing Gravy Music.
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, he resides in Los Angeles, California, and scores motion picture soundtracks.Word of Mouth · 1992
It Means Escape · 1994
Are You with Me? · 1996
Word of Mouth (Remix!) · 1996
Mercyland · 1998
Easy · 2000
Uh-Oh · 2003
Voodoo Shoppe · 2006
Fearless . 2008
This Train . 2011
Go . 2014
Mouthin' Off (Live & More) · 1993
Mouthin' Off (Live & More) (Remastered) · 1997
Cowboy Mouth LIVE! (limited edition 5-song EP issued with Mercyland) · 1998
Live in the X Lounge "Jenny Says" · 1998
All You Need Is Live · 2000
Live in the X Lounge "Easy" · 2000 & 2001
Uh Oh (5-song Preview EP) · 2003
Live at the Zoo · 2004
Mardi Gras • 2010
The Name of the Band is Cowboy Mouth · 2007
Condition Red 1981
Good as Gold 1983
Schizophrenic Circus 1984
Son of an Engineer 1987
Lonesome Travelers 2000
Lonesome Travelers – Chicago Live 2003
Apples and Onions 2005