Patty Griffin Biography, Age, Net worth, Singer, Songs, Albums, Lyrics, Tour

Patty Griffin (Patricia Jean Griffin) is an American singer-songwriter and musician born on 16th March 1964 in Old Town, Maine, U.S. She is a vocalist who plays guitar and piano. She is best known for her stripped-down songwriting style in the folk music genre.

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Patty Griffin Biography

Patty Griffin (Patricia Jean Griffin) is an American singer-songwriter and musician born on 16th March 1964 in Old Town, Maine, U.S. She is a vocalist who plays guitar and piano. She is best known for her stripped-down songwriting style in the folk music genre.

Her songs have been covered by numerous musicians, including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Dave Hause, Sugarland and the Dixie Chicks.

Patty Griffin Age

Patty Griffin was born on March 16, 1964 (she is 54 years old as of 2018)

Patty Griffin Net worth

Patty Griffin has an estimated net worth of $120 million.

Patty Griffin Photo

Patty Griffin Family

Patty Griffin was born to Lawrence Joseph Griffin (father) and Lorraine Griffin (mother). She was raised in Old Town, Maine, United States. She is the youngest child in her family of six siblings.

Patty Griffin Singer

Patty Griffin started singing when she was young, at 16 she bought a guitar for $50 which she used to practise with until when she got the skills of using music instruments. She began playing in Boston coffee houses and she was scouted by A&M Records, which signed her on the strength of her demo tape. When the finished studio recordings were submitted to A&M, the company executives thought it was overproduced, so producer Nile Rodgers and A&M instead released a stripped-down reworking of her demo tape as the album Living with Ghosts.

She released her second of Flaming Red in 1998 and she was departured from the acoustic sound of Living with Ghosts, with a mix of mellow songs and high-tempo rock and roll songs. The title track, “Flaming Red”, is an example of the latter, beginning with an even beat until it increases to a fevered pitch of emotion. Another song from the album, “Tony”, is also featured on the charity benefit album Live in the X Lounge.

Her third album, Silver Bell, has a sound which is similar to its predecessor. It was released by A&M in 2013, 13 years after it was recorded (and well after bootlegged copies had been circulated). A&M dropped Griffin’s contract after Silver Bell was recorded, and she was then signed by Dave Matthews’s ATO Records. she re-recorded songs from that album for later releases, such as “Making Pies”, “Mother of God,” “Standing,” and “Top of the World”. Copies of the unreleased Silver Bell were leaked and bootlegged and can be easily acquired by the B&P (blanks and postage) method on message boards.

In August 2013, it was announced that UMe planned to release Silver Bell, mixed by producer Glyn Johns, in October 2013. In 2004, she toured with Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings as the Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue. On February 6, 2007, she released Children Running Through. The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200, with 27,000 copies sold. She said “I just kind of felt like singing what I wanted to sing, and playing how I wanted to play. It’s not all dark and tragic. It’s a different way for me to look at things. Getting old—older, I should say, I’m not so serious all the time.” her album was said to be inspired by her childhood.

Her songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including the Irish-born singer Maura O’Connell (“Long Ride Home”), Linda Ronstadt (“Falling Down”), the Dixie Chicks (“Truth No. 2,” “Top of the World,” “Let Him Fly”, “Mary”), Bette Midler, Melissa Ferrick and Missy Higgins (“Moses”), Beth Nielsen Chapman, Christine Collister, and Mary Chapin Carpenter (“Dear Old Friend”), Jessica Simpson (“Let Him Fly”), Martina McBride (“Goodbye”), Emmylou Harris (“One Big Love”, “Moon Song”), Bethany Joy Galeotti (“Blue Sky”), the Wreckers (“One More Girl”), Keri Noble (“When It Don’t Come Easy”), Joan Osborne (“What You Are”), Solomon Burke (“Up to the Mountain”), and Miranda Lambert (“Getting Ready”).

Kelly Clarkson performed “Up to the Mountain” with Jeff Beck on guitar, accompanied by some orchestration on the “Idol Gives Back” episode of American Idol, and the live recording was released as a single immediately afterwards, reaching number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week and giving Griffin her highest-charting position as a songwriter. (The audience gave Clarkson a standing ovation following her performance.) Her version in her songs was featured in episode 11 of the fourth season of the ABC television show Grey’s Anatomy.

In September Patty Griffin sang “You Got Growing Up to Do” in a duet with indie artist Joshua Radin on his album Simple Times. In October 2008, she sang background vocals on Todd Snider’s cover of John Fogerty’s “Fortunate Son” for Snider’s Peace Queer album. In February 2009, she was featured on the album Feel That Fire, by Dierks Bentley, in a duet on the song “Beautiful World”. In 2009, Griffin, along with Mavis Staples and the Tri-City Singers released a version of the song “Waiting for My Child to Come Home” on the compilation album Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration.

Patty Griffin Recent work

Before she worked as business woman. Her collaboration with staples EMI’s led Peter York to suggest Griffin make an album of gospel songs. Griffin agreed on the condition that friend and bandmate Buddy Miller produced the record. The album, Downtown Church (her sixth studio album), recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, was released on January 26, 2010. The album, featuring Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, and her long time friends Buddy and Julie Miller, contains songs by Hank Williams, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, and “All Creatures of Our God and King” (credited to St. Francis of Assisi).

In July 2010, Robert Plant toured the United States with Band of Joy (reprising the name of his band in the 1960s), with her as a backing vocalist and singer guitarist Buddy Miller, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Darrell Scott, bassist-vocalist Byron House, and drummer-percussionist-vocalist Marco Giovino. She is also featured on Plant’s solo album Band of Joy, released in September 2010 by Rounder Records. In 2014 she parted with Plant after a long relationship; they had lived together and divided their time between Austin, Texas, and England. In 2019, she released another song of “River”, which is a track from her upcoming self-titled album and her first new music since battling breast cancer. Patty Griffin is to be released on March 8, 2019. On January 11, 2019 along with an official announcement of her new album release (on her PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers), a new song, River, she announced a spring 2019 concert tour.

Patty Griffin theater

In 1997 Patty Griffin sang the song of ”Not Alone” from the album of Living with Ghosts, was used in the final scene and ending credits for the 1997 film Niagara, Niagara. It was also used at the end of episode 6 (“Believers”) of season 1 of the television series Crossing Jordan, broadcast on October 29, 2001; on the 2009 release of the soundtrack from the television series Without a Trace; and at the end of episode 12 of season 10 of the television series NCIS, which aired on January 15, 2013. In 1997 her song of “One Big Love”, from her album of Flaming Red, was used in the final scenes and credits of the film Digging to China. In 2006 her film of Griffin and Phoenix included “Nobody’s Crying” and “Rain.”  which appeared in several movies, including Cremaster 2 and Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, the soundtrack of which includes her song “Long Ride Home” and a cover of “Moon River”, by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini.

In 2007, the Atlantic Theater Company produced 10 Million Miles, an off-Broadway musical, directed by Michael Mayer, with music and lyrics by Griffin. Her first DVD, Patty Griffin: Live From the Artists Den, was filmed on February 6, 2007, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts on New York’s Lower East Side and released later that year. Selections from the DVD were featured on the program Live from the Artists Den on Ovation TV, beginning January 24, 2008. In 2007, she was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, the top honor bestowed by the association, and her album Children Running Through was selected as Best Album. At the awards ceremony she performed “Trapeze” with Emmylou Harris harmonizing.

On June 13, 2008, Griffin performed an acoustic-in-the-round set in Nashville with Kris Kristofferson and Randy Owen (Alabama), for a taping of a PBS songwriters series aired in December 2008. Each of them played five songs; Griffin performed “Making Pies,” “No Bad News,” “Up to the Mountain,” and “Mary.”In 2009, her song “Mary” was used in episode 10 of season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. In May 2013, she released her song of “Heavenly Day” which was used in the commercial for Chevy’s new Volt line of automobile, entitled “Volt: Silent Statement”.

In May 2015, she released her song of “Go Wherever You Wanna Go” was used in episode 22 of season 10 of the television series Supernatural. In 2006, she released her song of “Rain” which was used in episode 17 (“The Skull in the Desert”) of season 1 of the television series Bones. In 2015, she released the song of “Let him fly” was a turning point for Nick Yarris in the documentary “The Fear of Thirteen”. In 2018, she released the song of “Heavenly Day” which was featured in episode 5 of season one in the Netflix series Haunting of Hill House.

Patty Griffin Other contributions

  • Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music (1998) – “Cain” (recorded live during the 1997 tour)
  • Live at the World Café: Vol. 15 – Handcrafted (2002, World Café) – “Rain”
  • 107.1 KGSR Radio Austin – Broadcasts Vol.10 (2002) – “Rain”
  • Elizabethtown Soundtrack (2005, RCA Records) – “Long Ride Home”, “Moon River”
  • Oh Happy Day (2009, EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings) – “Waiting for My Child To Come Home” (with Mavis Staples and The Tri-City Singers)
  • Live at the World Cafe: Vol. 5 (1997, World Cafe Records) – “Every Little Bit”
    Live at the World Cafe: Vol. 16 – Sweet Sixteen (World Cafe Records) – “Makin’ Pies”
  • Band of Joy (2010, Decca/Rounder) – backing vocalist for Robert Plant on tracks 2-5, 8, 10-11
  • I Love Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow (2011, Red Beet) – “I Love”

Patty Griffin Tour

  • Thu, 28 Feb
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Largo at the Coronet
  • Tue, 26 Mar
    21:00
    New Orleans, LA, United States
    Tipitina’s
  • Wed, 27 Mar
    20:00
    Birmingham, AL, United States
    Iron City Bham
  • Fri, 29 Mar
    20:00
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    Buckhead Theatre
  • Sat, 30 Mar
    20:00
    Knoxville, TN, United States
    Bijou Theatre
  • Sun, 31 Mar
    20:00
    Saxapahaw, NC, United States
    Haw River Ballroom
  • Tue, 2 Apr
    16:00
    Charlottesville, VA, United States
    The Jefferson Theater
  • Wed, 3 Apr
    19:00
    Washington, DC, United States
    9:30
  • Thu, 4 Apr
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    Union Transfer
  • Sat, 6 Apr
    20:00
    New York, NY, United States
    The Town Hall
  • Sun, 7 Apr
    19:00
    Portsmouth, NH, United States
    The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH
  • Tue, 9 Apr
    20:00
    Cambridge, MA, United States
    Sanders Theater
  • Thu, 11 Apr
    20:00
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Danforth Music Hall
  • Fri, 12 Apr
    Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    The Ark
  • Sat, 13 Apr
    20:00
    Indianapolis, IN, United States
    HI-FI Indy
  • Sun, 14 Apr
    19:00
    Indianapolis, IN, United States
    HI-FI Indy
  • Tue, 16 Apr
    Chicago, IL, United States
    Vic Theater
  • Wed, 17 Apr
    19:30
    Nashville, TN, United States
    Ryman Auditorium
  • Fri, 19 Apr
    20:00
    Little Rock, AR, United States
    South on Main
  • Sat, 20 Apr
    20:00
    Houston, TX, United States
    The Heights Theater
  • Fri, 3 May
    19:30
    Cork, Ireland
    Cyprus Avenue
  • Sat, 4 May
    19:00
    Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
    St James’ Church
  • Tue, 7 May
    18:45
    Belfast, United Kingdom
    The Black Box
  • Thu, 9 May
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    The Queen’s Hall
  • Sat, 11 May
    14:00
    London, United Kingdom
    National Theater
  • Sun, 12 May
    19:30
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Sheffield City Hall
  • Mon, 13 May
    20:00
    Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, United Kingdom
    Sage Gateshead
  • Tue, 14 May
    20:00
    Wavendon, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Stables Theater Ltd
  • Fri, 17 May
    20:30
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lantaren Venster
  • Sat, 18 May
    20:30
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Zonnehuis
  • Mon, 2 Sep
    18:00
    Morrison, CO, United States
    Red Rocks Amphitheater

Patty Griffin Albums

Title

Details

Peak chart positions

US

US Christ

US
Folk

US Indie

US Rock

US Taste

Living with Ghosts

Release date: May 21, 1996
Label: A&M Records
Formats: CD, cassette

Flaming Red

Release date: June 23, 1998
Label: A&M Records
Formats: CD, cassette

1000 Kisses

Release date: April 9, 2002
Label: ATO Records
Formats: CD, cassette

101

Impossible Dream

Release date: April 20, 2004
Label: ATO Records
Formats: CD, music download

67

Children Running Through

Release date: February 6, 2007
Label: ATO Records
Formats: CD, music download

34

2

5

Downtown Church

Release date: January 26, 2010
Label: Credential Recordings
Formats: CD, music download

38

1

1

7

8

American Kid

Release date: May 7, 2013
Label: New West Records
Formats: CD, LP, music download

36

4

5

11

3

Silver Bell

Release date: October 8, 2013
Label: A&M Records, UMe
Formats: CD, LP, music download

64

5

22

25

Servant of Love

Release date: September 25, 2015
Label: Self-released / Thirty Tigers
Formats: CD, LP, music download

68

3

8

15

13

Patty Griffin

Release date: March 8, 2019
Label: PGM Recordings (Self-released) / Thirty Tigers
Formats: CD, LP, music download

Patty Griffin Awards

Year

Association

Category

Nominated Work

Result

2016

Grammy Awards

Best Folk Album

Servant of Love

Nominated

2014

Americana Music Association

Song the Year

“Ohio” with Robert Plant

Nominated

2011

Grammy Awards

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Downtown Church

Won

2011

Dove Awards

Inspirational Album of the Year

Downtown Church

Won

2010

Dove Awards

Special Event Album of the Year

Oh Happy Day with various artists

Nominated

2010

Americana Music Association

Album of the Year

Downtown Church

Nominated

2010

Americana Music Association

Artist of the Year

Patty Griffin

Nominated

2010

Academy of Country Music

Vocal Event of the Year

“Seeing Stars” with Jack Ingram

Nominated

2010

Grammy Awards

Best Gospel Album

Oh Happy Day with various artists

Won

2010

Grammy Awards

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

“Beautiful World” with Dierks Bentley

Nominated

2008

Grammy Awards

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Children Running Through

Nominated

2007

Americana Music Association

Album of the Year

Children Running Through

Won

2007

Americana Music Association

Song of the Year

“Heavenly Day”

Nominated

2007

Americana Music Association

Artist of the Year

Patty Griffin

Won

2005

Grammy Awards

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Impossible Dream

Nominated

2003

Grammy Awards

Best Contemporary Folk Album

1000 Kisses

Nominated

2003

Americana Music Association

Song of the Year

“Truth #2” (as songwriter)

Nominated

Patty Griffin Music Video

Year

Video

Director

1996

“Every Little Bit”

1998

“One Big Love”

2002

“Chief”

Traci Goudie

2003

“Rain”

2004

“Love Throw a Line”

2009

“Beautiful World” (with Dierks Bentley)

2010

“Little Fire”

2013

“Ohio”

Roy Taylor

Patty Griffin Songs

  • Heavenly Day
    Children Running Through · 2007
  • Up to the Mountain
    Children Running Through · 2007
  • When It Don’t Come Easy
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Long Ride Home
    1000 Kisses · 2002
  • Let Him Fly
    Living with Ghosts · 1996
  • Making Pies
    1000 Kisses · 2002
  • Nobody’s Crying
    1000 Kisses · 2002
  • No Bad News
    Children Running Through · 2007
  • Go Wherever You Wanna Go
    American Kid · 2013
  • Rain
    1000 Kisses · 2002
  • One Big Love
    Flaming Red · 1998
  • Little Fire
    Downtown Church · 2010
  • Don’t Let Me Die in Florida
    American Kid · 2013
  • Burgundy Shoes
    Children Running Through · 2007
  • Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone
    American Kid · 2013
  • Every Little Bit
    Living with Ghosts · 1996
  • Rowing Song
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Shine a Different Way
    Servant of Love · 2015
  • Coming Home to Me
    Downtown Church · 2010
  • Not Alone
    Living with Ghosts · 1996
  • Wild Old Dog
    American Kid · 2013
  • Truth #2
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Faithful Son
    American Kid · 2013
  • Mary
    Flaming Red · 1998
  • Kite Song
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Mother of God
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Useless Desires
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Love Throw a Line
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Cold as It Gets
    Impossible Dream · 2004
  • Mil Besos
    1000 Kisses · 2002
  • Stay on the Ride
    Children Running Through · 2007
  • That Kind of Lonely
    American Kid · 2013

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