Ghost Train was founded by drummer Ryan T. Griffis and guitarist Eric Moss, while attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. They released their self-titled debut album in September of 2018 after adding, bassist, Sean Stone. With a truly mesmerizing sound inspired by pop, classic rock, country, and reggae, Ghost Train aims to play their music all over the country. The band plans on writing new songs, releasing them, and continue to play shows throughout Ohio in 2020.
“For The Love Of Money” is Ghost Train’s latest track that pays nods to classic rock and real rock n roll. With soul-crushing guitar and hard-hitting vocals, “For The Love Of Money” establishes an explosive and unforgettable theme for new listeners. This track promotes a feeling of togetherness through the high energy feeling of the music. More spectacular music breaks layered with smoky rhythms and tight grooves. Powerhouse collective Ghost Train has us hooked on “For The Love Of Money”. The honesty, soul, and raw energy that goes into this song is easily heard through the speakers. Ghost Train has outdone themselves with their flawless delivery and undeniable chemistry. The ups and downs of “For The Love Of Money” lead into a truly impressive guitar solo to wrap up the catchy hit. With elements of classic rock mixed with contemporary rhythms and a powerful sound, “For The Love Of Money”comes to conclusion. Ghost Train is able to relate to their listeners on so many levels. Whether that’s through music or their spectacular lyricism, the curate unforgettable and timeless classics.
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Welcome to BuzzMusic! We’re really happy to be featuring your song “For The Love Of Money”. It’s very catchy, but also incorporates an integral message within. Can you explain to our readers the truth that is embedded within the track?
The truth embedded within the track is simply; "Never let anyone get the best of you. Whether you win or lose, always walk away knowing that you did the absolute best you could at that moment in time and learn from that situation in order to be better for the next." - Ryan T. Griffis (Ghost Train - drummer, singer/songwriter).
We’re always curious to learn more about how bands form! How did Ghost Train officially come to fruition? Did you know the other band members prior to creating the band?
Ghost Train started out by Ryan Griffis and Eric Moss meeting at Miami University (OH) through a mutual friend in 2015. Griffis hosted jam sessions at his house throughout 2016 and decided that they needed to have a bass player, so Griffis brought in Sean Stone. After a semester of jamming, Griffis told Moss that he wanted to write, record, and produce their own music demos before graduation (2017.) During the spring of 2017, Griffis and Moss wrote a collective 6 songs, 1 instrumental and managed to complete it all in a matter of 10 weeks. Ghost Train spent the next year recording their demo tracks at Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Ghost Train released their self-titled debut EP on September 7th, 2018. Around the time of releasing the debut EP, Sean Stone's prior band was falling apart so he joined Ghost Train full time as well as bringing Andrew Stuve (keyboards, vocals) into the band. Ghost Train rehearsed their music to get Andrew Stuve up to par and once 2019 began, Ghost Train started touring across Ohio playing shows in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus. Ghost Train released "For the Love of Money" on September 20th, 2019 and plans on releasing more music and playing more shows throughout 2020.
Who has had the biggest influence on your life musically thus far? Can you describe the impact this particular individual has had in terms of your new song “For The Love Of Money”?
Ghost Train draws our biggest influence from classic rock, pop, country, and reggae. In terms of writing "For the Love of Money" the influences we had were "Helping Hand" by Foghat and "American Woman" by The Guess Who. Griffis was driving up to Columbus to meet everyone at Sean Stone's place when he heard "American Woman" come on the radio. He thought that the main guitar riff in 'American Woman' would sound awesome during the outro section. We tried it out and it later that night when we began learning the basics to "For the Love of Money" and it worked elegantly.
What are some of your ultimate goals as a group? Are any of these goals currently being put into place/being worked on?
Our ultimate goals as a group are:
a) making it onto the radio
b) play at major music festivals
c) sign a major record deal
d) create a culture, earn sponsorship's, develop a brand name
e) open up or go on tour with a major band or artist
f) tour regionally (2-3 years,) nationally (5-10 years,) globally (later on in life)
We are currently working on some of the goals, most of them are goals we would like to accomplish over time.
What's next for Ghost Train?
We plan on setting up another "Ride The Train" Tour across Ohio and releasing new music in 2020. So don't miss the train before it leaves the station because we are taking off with or without you!