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The Hippogriffs bill themselves as “acoustic rock at its finest” and that seems about right. There’s nothing fancy here, just three Colorado buddies touring the state jamming out some classics. So if you find yourself in the 3-0-3 or the 7-2-0 (Denver), look ‘em up.
Their recent live cover of “All Along the Watchtower” bridges the Dylan–Hendrix divide: electric energy on acoustic instruments. Guitarist Russ Griffin lays heavy on the wah-wah for thirteen minutes of acousti-funk soloing. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but when the wheel works this well, why bother?
Check out the band’s website for covers of “Whipping Post,” “Dear Prudence,” and more.