“River” from Patty Griffin’s self-titled album released via PGM / Thirty Tigers.
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This new track by Patty griffin, River is worthy of your attention. I listened to this track via Amazon music yesterday four times in a row. The repetition was necessary as the lyric is enigmatic and deep. River is a song that captures the full primal intensity of an individual in my life. This person may read this article and see themselves in the song. More likely many of you will listen to this track and see yourself in this song.

“River” from Patty Griffin’s forthcoming self-titled album to be released March 8th via PGM / Thirty Tigers.

Patty Griffin – “River”

“River” from Patty Griffin’s self-titled album released via PGM / Thirty Tigers. 

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Up to the mountain Patty Griffin


Patty Griffin sings a mind blowing rendition of this amazing song that she wrote in honor of Martin Luther King. The words can be found here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pattyg… Needs to be played on a good stereo loud to be really appreciated.

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Patty Griffin's self-titled 10th album comes out March 8 via Thirty Tigers.

Patty Griffin – Top of The World (Live)

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Patty Griffin – Top Of The World


I wished I was smarter I wished I was stronger I wished I loved Jesus the way the my wife does I wished it had been easier Instead of any longer I wished I could have stood where you would have been proud But that won’t happen now, that won’t happen now There’s a whole lot of singing that’s never gonna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I think I broke the wings off that little songbird She’s never gonna fly to the top of the world now To the top of the world I don’t have to answer any of these questions Don’t have no god to teach me no lessons I’d come home in the evening Sit in my chair One night they called me for supper But I never got up I stayed right there In my chair There’s a whole lot of singing that’s never gonna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I think I broke the wings off that little songbird She’s never gonna fly to the top of the world now To the top of the world I wish I’d have known you I wish I’d have shown you All of the things I was on the inside But I’d pretend to be sleeping When you’d come in in the morning To whisper goodbye and Go to work in the rain Now I don’t know why I don’t know why Cause everyone’s singing, we just wanna be heard Disappearing every day without so much as a word somehow I wanna grab a hold of that little songbird Take her for a ride to the top of the world right now To the top of the world To the top of the world…..




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Patty talks about the inspiration for her new album, American Kid.Don’t Let Me Die in Florida

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Patty Griffin – ‘If I Had My Way’ (with Regina & Ann McCrary

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This song Mrs. Coates wrote from the bible story of the Samarian woman who met Jesus at the well. Mrs. Coates is playing the piano and her daughter Carletta Coates-Criss is playing the tambourines. This song has been requested and I thought it would be a great tribute to Mrs. Coates and to honor the requests of those who love this song. Strange Man

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Patty Griffin – Prayer in Open D (Live)


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Prayer In Open D


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There’s a valley of sorrow in my soulWhere every night, I hear the thunder rollLike the sound of a distant gunOverall the damage I have done
And the shadows filling up this landAre the ones I built with my handThere is no comfort from the coldOf this valley of sorrow in my soul
There’s a river of darkness in my bloodAnd through every vein, I feel the floodI can find no bridge for me to crossNo way to bring back what is lost
Into the night, it soon will sweepDown where all my grievances I keepBut it won’t wash away the yearsOr one single hard and bitter tear
And the rock of ages I have knownIs a weariness down in the boneI used to ride it like a rolling stoneNow I carry it alone
There’s a highway risin’ from my dreamsDeep in the heart, I know it gleamsFor I have seen it stretching wideClear on across to the other side
Beyond the river and the floodAnd the valley where for so long I’ve stoodWith the rock of ages in my bonesSomeday I know it will lead me homeOh oh ohOh oh ohOh oh ohOh oh oh
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Patty at the Fez in NYC November 1999

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Living with Ghosts

Rifling through a box of old photos and books I came across an original copy of Patty Griffin ‘s Living with Ghosts.  This recording is such an outstanding assemblage  of emotive narratives of loss, romance, breakups, emanating from this beautiful petite woman with a superhuman vocal eminence.  Watch these videos to bring you alive and in the moment.  Her voice is incomparable.

Catch her live sometime and listen to her gospel songs. Each song on this release is gospel to honest ears.

I updated this Patty Griffin post after listening to “You’re Not Alone” on a rainy night drive home to Durham. Listen to these beautiful lyrics and tell me with a straight face that this is not one of the most emotively beautiful songs you have ever heard?


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A Kiss In Time


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Another song from the Landmine-Free concert at Stanford University on 21/1/99.



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This well-composed lyric, written by Bruce Springsteen, is made whole and resonant by this Patty Griffin cover.  Many years passed before I discovered Patty Griffin did not write this song.  The reason for the lack of research and discovery made be found by simply listening to the integrity of Patty Griffin’s Stolen Car.   Patty covers Stolen Car the way Linda Ronstadt interprets songs she did not write, with her entire heart and soul.


Bruce Springsteen: STOLEN CAR

Live at Oakland Stadium in Oakland, CA on September 18, 1985.

When it don’t come easy – Patty Griffin


A little song about unconditional love and support.

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Patty Griffin – Nobody’s Crying

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Jan 15, 2016
We met up with the legendary Charlie Sexton at 4Sound in Malmö and talked about his life and career as a musician and what it’s like working with the icon Bob Dylan.

1 Degree of separation between Patty Griffin and Charlie Sexton = Michael Fracasso 


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In search of Michael Fracasso, his audience, and his niche
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Michael Fracasso’s SXSW 04 showcase took place at 1 am Friday at the Lounge, West Fourth Street, which is not a club, but more a wine bar with a stage tucked in the corner—a small stage, barely big enough for Fracasso and his three bandmates to turn around.

A small crowd, too. These are hardcore fans, almost everyone who has seen Fracasso numerous times. Even for them, such a weird place at such an inconvenient hour makes the experience a little awkward. If it fazes the performer, he doesn’t show it. He gives the same kind of intense performance he always gives. The only kind he knows how to give.

Nobody knows quite what to expect. Even though Fracasso has a new album on Austin’s Texas Music Group, A Pocketful of Rain, there’s no guarantee he’ll play those songs. He might sing anything. He might come off as a particularly insightful singer-songwriter; he might make rock & roll noise. Someone once said, “He’s like Buddy Holly if he went to college.”

He plays many new songs, but the evening’s surprise is the emphasis on guitar interplay between Fracasso and Mac McNabb. It’s pure music-making on the spot, and it’s quietly fierce. Not jam band stuff: There’s nothing hit-or-miss about how Fracasso makes music. But it’s still not the kind of singer-songwriter stuff with which he’s most strongly identified.

If he’s identified at all.

Fracasso has spent 15 years in Austin, and he’s worked with some of its icons. Charlie Sexton has been a band member and produced several Fracasso albums. Patty Griffin, who’s all over Pocket, regularly sings duets with Fracasso. Alongside Alejandro Escovedo and a classroom of local third-graders, he wrote the “The Big 1-0.” He’s an irregular part of the Woody Guthrie road show Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway, with Jimmy LaFave and Eliza Gilkyson, among others. After all that, Michael Fracasso remains Austin’s best kept musical secret.

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