GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a headlining tour beginning February 28 in Los Angeles, CA, making her way through historic venues across North America including The Town Hall in New York, NY, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets for most shows go on sale next Friday, January 18. European dates and further North American touring will be announced soon. Full details, tour updates and much more can be found at www.pattygriffin.com/tour. 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.”
LISTEN TO “RIVER“
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.