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May 19, 2009

Nanci Griffith To Discuss New Album At The Grammy Museum

Legendary Singer-Songwriter Sits Down for an Intimate Conversation About The Loving Kind

On June 8, 2009, The GRAMMY Museum will host GRAMMY-winning songwriting legend Nanci Griffith as she discusses her new album, The Loving Kind (Rounder), kicking off the Museum’s new public program series, “The Drop,” it was announced today.

Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum’s GRAMMY Sound Stage, Griffith will answer Santelli’s questions about the inspirations, songwriting, collaboration, and studio experience behind The Loving Kind. Following the interview, Griffith will take questions from the audience and sign copies of the album.

Following eighteen critically-acclaimed albums, The Loving Kind – to be released June 9, 2009 on Rounder Records – is Griffith’s first studio album of original and contemporary cover material since 2005’s Hearts In Mind. Griffith’s classic sound – folk/country melodies built around stories that tackle big subjects delivered with the artist’s signature vocal style – returns in full bloom on the album, her most politically outspoken release in years.

“The Drop: Nanci Griffith” will take place at 8pm in the GRAMMY Sound Stage, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum. Doors open at 7:30pm. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum. Tickets are $14.95 ($12 for Museum Members) and go on sale Monday, May 18, 2009 (Friday, May 15, 2009 for Museum Members). Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 213.745.3000. For more information, call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org.

The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The GRAMMY Museum launches its newest public program series, “The Drop,” in June with critically-acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Rhett Miller, Mandy Moore, and Marshall Crenshaw. The series will regularly feature musicians live and onstage discussing their most recent albums and musical projects. Taking place in the Museum’s state-of-the-art theatre, which screens the film “The Making of a GRAMMY Moment” during regular Museum hours, the program provides guests the unprecedented opportunity to be among the first to hear from artists about their newest work in a unique and intimate setting.

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