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Music singer and songwriter Patty Griffin pictures (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Born: March 16, 1964 Old Town, Maine, United States.
Patty Griffin biography (bio):
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 song "Tony" from this album is also featured on the charity benefit album Live in the X Lounge. The follow up 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 and Postage) method on message boards.
A&M dropped Patty's contract after Silver Bell, and she was picked up by Dave Matthews' ATO Records. Four albums have followed so far on ATO, including 2002's Grammy-nominated 1000 Kisses.
In 2004, Griffin 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 #34 on the Billboard 200 with 27,000 copies sold.
Patty's songs have been recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt ("Falling Down"), the Dixie Chicks ("Truth No. 2," "Top of the World," "Let Him Fly"), Bette Midler ("Moses"), Mary-Chapin Carpenter ("Dear Old Friend"), Jessica Simpson ("Let Him Fly"), Martina McBride ("Goodbye"), Melissa Ferrick ("Moses"), Emmylou Harris ("One Big Love"), The Wreckers ("One More Girl"), 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 the Idol Gives Back episode of American Idol, and the two released it as a single immediately afterwards, reaching #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week and giving Patty her highest charting position as a songwriter. (The audience gave Clarkson a standing ovation following the performance.)