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Patty Griffin, born March 16 1964, is a singer songwriter from Old Town, Maine, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. She has released 5 albums, and 2 of her first 4 records were unreleased by the record company.
A&M Records signed Patty on the strength of her demo tape. Nile Rodgers produced her first studio album, which Patty felt was overproduced. That album was unreleased, and A&M instead released a stripped-down reworking of her demo tape, called Living with Ghosts.
1998's Flaming Red was a departure from the acoustic sound of Living with Ghosts, with a mix of quieter and flat-out Rock and roll songs. The followup Silver Bell had a similar sound, and was unreleased by A&M. Patty has rerecorded songs from that album for later releases (such as "Making Pies" from 1000 Kisses, and "Mother of God," "Standing," and "Top of the World" from Impossible Dream), and others have been covered by the Dixie Chicks. Copies of Silver Bell have leaked out, and can be acquired via the "B&P" (Blanks & Postage) method on message boards.
Patty's songs have been recorded by artists such as the Dixie Chicks (Truth #2, Top of the World, Mary, Let Him Fly), Bette Midler (Moses), Martina McBride (Goodbye), and Emmylou Harris (One Big Love).
- Living with Ghosts 1996 A&M Records
- Flaming Red 1998 A&M Records
- Silver Bell 2000 (unreleased)
- 1000 Kisses 2002 ATO Records
- A Kiss In Time 2003 ATO Records
- Impossible Dream 2004 ATO Records
The official web site: http://www.pattygriffin.com
Patty Griffin Message Board: http://www.pattygriffin.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
Patty's ATO Records page: http://www.atorecords.com/artists/pg/default.asp
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