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August 14, 2012

Trouble in the Field: A Conversation with Nanci Griffith

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Trouble in the Field: A Conversation with Nanci Griffith

By Stuart Henderson 14 August 2012

Nanci Griffith has always been a difficult artist to categorize.

A kind of hybrid of the Greenwich Village folkies of the 1960s and the rough-hewn Texas singer-songwriters of the 1970s, Griffith has always been a little too country for many fans of the former and a little too folky for many fans of the latter (and sometimes a little too pop for everyone).

Her extraordinary records throughout the 1980s—Poet in My Window, Once in a Very Blue Moon, Last of the True Believers, Lone Star State of Mind, Little Love Affairs—were simply produced, mostly acoustic, and plainly revelatory in an era in which synthetic drums and keyboards were sneaking into the Nashville sonic template. For many listeners (myself included) this was very much part of the draw circa 1986: here was an acoustic country music, a country folk music, that felt timeless and yet, given the prevailing trends of the day, bravely antimodern. It was almost rebellious. Read full story here.

April 2, 2012

Huffington Post Q&A With Nanci

Stranded In The High Ground: Conversations With Nanci Griffith A Conversation With Nanci Griffith Mike Ragogna: Nanci, your newest album, Intersection, seems to be an extremely personal one, and you recorded it in your home. Can you go into that a little? Nanci Griffith: Well, Pete Kennedy was the one who came to me and [...]

February 29, 2012

In Today’s New York Times- “Politics Sung With a Texas Kick”

Politics Sung With a Texas Kick LONDON — In the 15th-floor restaurant of the St. Georges Hotel with a slate-gray view of a cloudy London, the singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith seemed right at home last week, spinning jet lag into enthusiasm four days before beginning a tour in Northern Ireland to promote her 20th album. Read [...]

February 24, 2012

The Arts Desk reviews Intersection

CD: Nanci Griffith – Intersection A mournful set of post-romantic songs finds the Lone Star singer-songwriter on intoxicating form… read full article here.

February 8, 2010

International Press Round-up!

Nanci and her gang of merry bandits are currently on the road in the UK and will head to Australia early March; see the round-up below of recent international press on the international leg of The Loving Kind tour. Gig review: Nanci Griffith, Queens Hall– SIMPLICITY is a much underrated quality in music but it’s [...]