Griffin House is a singer/songwriter from Ohio who turned down an athletic scholarship to Ohio University and opted to pursue music. In high school, he landed a role in a musical and found he had a natural talent for singing, so he bought a 100 dollar used guitar, went to MIami University in Oxford, OH and taught himself how to play guitar and write music. His self-released album Upland, in 2003 attracted attention from the Vancouver-based label Nettwerk, who released House's 2004 follow up album, Lost & Found. Within the year of the album's release, MTV and VH1 music journalist Bill Flanagan praised the album's emotionally stimulating lyrics on CBS Sunday Morning, calling House one of the best emerging songwriters in the US. House has released several of his following albums on his imprint label, Evening Records, including his acclaimed 2007 record, Flying Upside Down.