"Arguably the most important folk-music artist of her generation"—Popdose
Nanci Griffith has appeared at The Ark many times, going back to the 1980s, and each of her shows brings something new. Over the years, perhaps no other songwriter has fused introspective folk songwriting with popular and country roots so thoroughly. On Nanci's own 19 albums she draws on personal confessions, a photographer's eye for Texas landscapes, and social and political themes, forging a kind of homespun but often complex Texas poetry that nobody else has quite matched. She also has a portfolio of songs that became major country hits for other artists, like "Love at the Five and Dime" (Kathy Mattea) and "Outbound Plane" (Suzy Bogguss). In the genre of the woman-hitting-the-road anthem, Nanci achieved a pair of enduring classics with "Listen to the Radio" and "Ford Econoline." Nanci's latest release, "Intersection," is described by Amazon.com as "an album about difficulties, about anger, about things that slip away and things that explode."