A rare club appearance!
GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a headlining tour beginning February 26 in Los Angeles, CA, making her way through historic venues across North America including The Town Hall in New York, NY, The Ark in Ann Arbor, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The acclaimed singer's 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN, arrives Friday, March 8 on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.
PATTY GRIFFIN is heralded by the powerful first track, "River," which premiered last Friday exclusively via People Magazine. "'Isn't she a river?' just kind of came out and the rest sort of followed," said Griffin. "Sometimes songs are like that. I wasn't really reaching for anything intentionally - just playing some chords with a feeling inside and there you go."
PATTY GRIFFIN represents an extraordinary new chapter for this incomparable singer-songwriter and immediately stands among the most deeply personal recordings of her remarkable two-decade career. The album - which follows 2015's GRAMMY® Award-nominated Servant of Love - collects songs written during and in the aftermath of profound personal crisis, several years in which she battled - and ultimately defeated - cancer just as a similar and equally insidious disease metastasized into the American body politic. Yet as always, like very few others, Griffin's power lies in how, as Holly Gleason in the Martha's Vineyard Gazette observed, "her songs seem to freeze life and truth in amber." It's in how Griffin can express the strikingly intimate while never making it about herself, all wrapped in sparse arrangements that breathe an incomparable force and import into her songcraft.
Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, of Canada's famous songwriting family, opens the show.