Jared Dustin Griffin’s ‘Battle Cry Mercy’ Documents Struggles, Sacrifices, And Redemption

Singer/songwriter Jared Dustin Griffin worked on his songwriting while fronting several bands and meanwhile released several records and toured, both headlining and supporting acts such as Emmylou Harris, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Lost Dog Street Band.

During and despite the pandemic, Griffin wrote extensively, drawing on “personal and social topics”, resulting in “several albums worth of material.”

The first result, the album Battle Cry Mercy, is out now, and earned it name from “the struggles, sacrifices, and redemption” represented in the songs. Having long battled with mental health issues and addiction, Griffin pursued his career through “repeated homelessness, broken hearts, and misery.”