Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin has become known for her stripped-down folk sound and her heartfelt and emotional lyrics. It’s those factors that brought her the fan following she has now, including some bigger name fans such as Emmylou Harris and the Dixie Chicks, who have taken Griffin’s songs and recorded some fantastic covers. Patty Griffin started writing songs when she was 16. She went out, bought a $50 guitar, and set out to singing and playing with absolutely no intention of becoming a professional musician. It wasn’t until later in life, after ending a short marriage, that she took a crack at playing professionally. And now, she’s a Grammy award-winning artist.
On May 7th, Patty Griffin will release her latest album, American Kid. Patty recently stopped by Studio 1A and brought a couple of talented friends with her (spoiler alert: it’s Robert Plant). Listen to the entire set right here, and make sure to stick around for the last song!