Patty Griffin, stripped-down and still folking around after 23 years of being a professional musician.
Though Griffin bought her first guitar at the age of 16, it wasn’t until she was 28 that she was scouted by A&M Records while playing at Boston coffee houses in 1992. After she was signed to A&M, her demo tape was re-worked and released as her debut album Living With Ghosts in 1996. Griffin has released eight albums since then, including 2010’s Downtown Church which reached #1 on the US Folk Charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album.
Her most recent album American Kid (2013) returns to typical Patty Griffin territory in that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Still, Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.
You can catch Patty Griffin on Wednesday, September 23rd at The Paramount Theatre and you can stream her right here at KUTX!