New Release & Tour: Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin / River

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GRAMMY® Award winner Patty Griffin has announced the release of her long-awaited new album

The acclaimed singer-songwriter’s 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, Patty Griffin arrives March 8th on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers

The album was recorded predominantly at Griffin’s home in Austin, TX, with Griffin and longtime collaborator Craig Ross co-producing, while the band is made up of a number of friends and frequent accompanists, including Ross, guitarist David Pulkingham, drummer/percussionist Conrad Choucroun, cellist Lindsey Verrill, pianist Stephen Barber, and Robert Plant, who contributes backing vocals to the LP’s What Now and Coins

Patty Griffin is heralded by powerful first track, River. “’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”

Take a listen below…

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. 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

Griffin will celebrate the new album with a much anticipated world tour, which includes a show at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 15th

Patty Griffin will play the following Europe and UK tour dates…

May 3rd – CORK, Cyprus Avenue
4th – DINGLE, Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival
5th – KILKENNY, Roots Festival
7th – BELFAST, Black Box
9th – EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
11th – POCKLINGTON, Arts Centre
12th – SHEFFIELD, Memorial Hall
13th – GATESHEAD, The Sage (Hall 2)
15th – LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall
17th – ROTTERDAM, Lantaren Vester
18th – AMSTERDAM, Het Zonnehuis

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, she has crafted nine classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work

The Austin, TX-based singer and songwriter made an immediate impact with her 1996 debut, Living With Ghosts, and its 1998 follow-up, Flaming Red – both now considered seminal works of modern folk and Americana. Since then, Griffin’s diverse body of work spans such classic LPs as 2002’s 1000 Kisses – to 2007’s Children Running Through

Widely regarded among the best pure songwriters of this era, Griffin has had her work performed by a truly epic assortment of her fellow artists, among them Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Solomon Burke, Dixie Chicks, Kelly Clarkson & Jeff Beck, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Melissa Etheridge and Susan Boyle, to name but a few. Griffin has also been joined in the studio by a veritable who’s-who of contemporary Americana, including Harris, Buddy & Julie Miller, Shawn Colvin, Jim Lauderdale, Raul Malo, Ian McLagen, JD Foster, and many others. As if her own remarkable career weren’t enough, Griffin has found time to collaborate with a wide range of like-minded artists, among them Joshua Radin, Todd Snider, Dierks Bentley, Robert Plant, Jack Ingram, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings

In addition to her creative career, Griffin has also devoted considerable energy and focus towards the wellbeing of the planet as well as showing compassion for the less fortunate among us via personal and public acts of charity including helping to create the Lampedusa tours supporting the Jesuit Refugee Service

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