New York, NY (March 13, 2012)—Elias Arts has added award-winning Greg Griffith as creative director and composer at the company’s New York studios, where his first project is a collaboration with Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray.
Griffith is co-writing, recording and producing Lung of Love, the latest solo album from Ray. “I’m really excited about my new relationship with Elias, and putting together an album with the venerable Amy Ray is the best possible way to start,” noted Griffith. “I can already tell that I’m going to have a long and productive career here.”
Griffith, who has engineered projects for Shelter Island, Baby Monster and Water Works, has been composing music for TV and film since 2005. He took ‘boards Best New Composer that year, and recently hauled in a Yellow Pencil from D&AB London. He spent time at JSM and Stimmung prior to joining Elias Arts. In his earlier career, he worked as a guitar tech for recording artists, including Jane’s Addiction and Macy Gray, and played bass in the band Mellowdrone, signed to Artist Direct.
“Greg has a unique background, with work for a lot of highly respected acts to his credit,” noted Elias Arts New York EP Kala Sherman. “The result is a distinct indie voice that is positively influencing our studio dynamic already. We love what we heard on Lung of Love, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.”
In other Elias Arts news, Simpatico, made up of Ann Zagaroli, Jolie Miller and Nicole Salm, has signed on as the studio’s new East Coast sales representatives.