Patty Griffin's New Album Out Today, Tour Begins Next eek at SXSW

Patty Griffin's New Album Out Today, Tour Begins Next eek at SXSW

GRAMMY Award winning artist Patty Griffin has officially announced today's release of her eagerly awaited new album. The acclaimed singer's 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN is available everywhere now on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.

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PATTY GRIFFIN was heralded in recent weeks with a number of highly praised track premieres, including "Hourglass," "Where I Come From," and the first single, "River," the latter of which premiered exclusively via PEOPLE. All three tracks earned instant acclaim, with Rolling Stone Country hailing "River" as one of its "10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now," noting the single "finds Griffin shining a light on her own determination to keep flowing downstream. Shot through with bluesy vocal runs and Southern soulfulness, this is Griffin at her best: moody, melodic and proudly unbroken." Rolling Stone County premiered "Where I Come From" earlier last month, declaring it to be "driven by acoustic guitars and Griffin's achingly expressive vocal." "Hourglass" next debuted exclusively via Garden & Gun, which declared the track to be an "album standout (which) touches on the cyclical nature of life."

Griffin will celebrate PATTY GRIFFIN with an epic headline tour getting underway Monday, March 11 with a free in-store performance at Austin, TX's beloved Waterloo Records. In addition, Griffin will headline a free concert at Austin's SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday, March 16, presented as part of next week's South by Southwest (SXSW). The tour - much of which is already long sold out - then includes visits to historic venues across North America including New Orleans, LA's Tipitina's Uptown (March 26), New York City's Town Hall (April 6), and Nashville, TN's Ryman Auditorium (April 17). European dates follow, including headline shows and festival dates in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. In addition, Griffin will join Amos Lee as special guest for an upcoming show at Morrison, CO's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, set for September 6. Additional dates will be announced soon. Full details, tour updates and much more can be found at www.pattygriffin.com/tour.

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ON TOUR 2019

MARCH

11 - Austin, TX - Waterloo Records (Free In-Store Performance)

13 - Dripping Springs, TX - Camp Lucy

16 - Austin, TX - The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake

26 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown

27 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City

29 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre

30 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

31 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom

APRIL

2 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater SOLD OUT

3 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

4 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

6 - New York, NY - Town Hall

7 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall

9 - Cambridge, MA - Sanders Theatre @ Harvard University

11 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark SOLD OUT

13 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart's Opera House SOLD OUT

14 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Indy SOLD OUT

16 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre

17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

19 - Little Rock, AR - South on Main SOLD OUT

20 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater SOLD OUT

MAY

3 - Cork, IRL - Cyprus Avenue

4 - Dingle, IRL - Feile na Bealtaine Arts Festival

5 - Kilkenny, ITL - Kilkenny Roots Festival

7 - Belfast, NIR - The Black Box

9 - Edinburgh, UK - The Queen's Hall

11 - London, UK - Queen Elizabeth Hall

12 - Sheffield, UK - Sheffield City Hall (Memorial Hall)

13 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK - Sage

14 - Wavendon, UK - Stables Theatre Ltd

17 - Rotterdam, NL - Lantaren Venster

18 - Amsterdam, NL - Het Zonnehuis

SEPTEMBER

2 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/AMOS LEE)

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 writer Holly Gleason recently observed in Martha's Vineyard Gazette, "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.

PATTY GRIFFIN has already earned unprecedented critical applause both here and around the world. "A master class in vivid, empathetic roots music that's both about taking responsibility for the choices we've made and surrendering to those made for us," raved Entertainment Weekly. "There are great records being made right now that are both reflecting on the strife around us but at the same time, offering some peace. PATTY GRIFFIN is one of those records." "A beautiful celebration of indomitability," wrote The Times while Associated Press declared PATTY GRIFFIN "varies seamlessly between American folk, Celtic-rooted tunes, chansons and beyond with the excellence and elegance Griffin's songwriting has deservedly become known for...Griffin has never sounded any less than fully engaged on any of her albums and now that her name is on the building, so to speak, her commitment is as profound as ever." "Moving easily between idioms - tragic Scots-Irish balladry; gospel-blues repetition; earthy, narrative detail; dreamily poetic imagery - (Griffin) teases out the album's subtle, animating tension," wrote NPR Music. "There's such a light, sympathetic touch to her accompaniment that the arrangements feel like they sprout from the moods she sets." "One of the best albums of the year," summed up New York Newsday. "(Griffin) examines how we can try to move forward together in a world that currently seems to thrive on people tearing each other apart."



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