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A Griffin House concert is set for 8-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. in Portland.

“Rising Star” is not a phrase one would normally use to describe an artist like Griffin House, who has been touring for more than 15 years and has recorded over 12 studio albums.

The title of House’s upcoming release, “Rising Star,” references the first track on the album which tells the story of a character who moves to Music City, like so many do, with a guitar and a dream. Although not intended to be autobiographical, the listener gets the sense that this comical and fictitious tale could hardly have been woven by someone without a similar life experience to the protagonist in Rising Star.

Several songs on House’s album are also co-writes with friends, fellow Nashville musician Brian Elmquist (The Lone Bellow) and Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), and longtime collaborator Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow).

Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 day of show.

For tickets, or more information, email [email protected] or call 207-761-1757.

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