The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, in partnership with KSUT Public Radio, has announced the addition of Patty Griffin to its spring line-up. The show comes to the Community Concert Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Patty Griffin is considered 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, the Grammy award winner – and seven-time nominee – has crafted nine classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “[writing] cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…(her) songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”
The Austin-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 Grammy-nominated 1000 Kisses – later ranked #15 on Paste’s “The 50 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009),” – to 2007’s Children Running Through, honored by the Americana Music Association with two Americana Honors & Awards including “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year.”
In addition to her creative career, Griffin has also devoted considerable energy and focus toward 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.