All The Indians, Thomas Griffith Perform at Barefoots

Thomas Griffith, Audrey McKnight and Rob and Jay Griffith perform at Barefoots Joe

Old friends and new faces both performed on the Barefoots stage Friday, Feb. 27.

All the Indians and Union’s own Thomas Griffith, which consist of Union students and alumni, gave smooth performances for theis year’s second Scholars weekend. Fans, students and scholars packed the coffee shop to hear the two acts perform.

The concert was a part of Scholars of Excellence weekend which brought in a big crowd of potential Union students.

“Scholars weekend is special because you play for people who may go to Union,” said Thomas Griffith, junior art studio major. “And if you’re really good maybe they’ll want to come.”

Griffith led off the night with some more relaxed, softer tunes accompanied by Audrey McKnight, an elementary education major.

Union alumnus Austin Gray sings with his band All the Indians
Union alumnus Austin Gray sings with his band All the Indians.
“This was the first time I ever performed as the frontman and not just in the background,” said Griffith. His brothers, Jay Griffith, a Union alumnus, and Rob Griffith, a senior English major, are members of Flying Colours, a band Thomas plays in, joined him for the last song of his act to play a song they used to play growing up.

All the Indians, an indie-rock band based out of Memphis, Tennessee, headlined the show. The band’s three core members, Union alumnus Austin Gray, Lee Kercher and Christian Walton, were joined by Jay Griffith and Austin Gray, a Union alumnus.

The band played songs from their EP, “Close Enough,” which involved a collection of songs the band is working on for their full-length album coming out later this year.

It was a good homecoming for Gray, who graduated from Union last spring.

“It always feels good to come back to Union,” said Gray. “It’s good to know that people know our songs and come anyways, just to hear us.”

All the Indians can be found on their website and their music is on Spotify and iTunes.

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