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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 what Nanci Griffith specialises in. Her simple tales of simple people, simply sung, have a power to lift the audience and a warmth and intelligence that many over-produced pop warblers can only dream of having and members of last night’s packed crowd at the Queens Hall were more than happy to let her transport them to her uncomplicated world… read entire story HERE.

–INSPIRATION doesn’t run on tap. Just ask Nanci Griffith, the Grammy Award-winning Texan songwriter, who went through something of a writerly slump before returning last year with her 19th album, The Loving Kind… read entire story HERE.

NU Country Australia– When Nanci Griffith read the New York Times obituary of a black woman jailed for an inter-racial marriage she spent an afternoon in tears. But Griffith soon channelled her torrential tears into lachrymose lava in a powerful song about the couple’s battle for their love to be legalised… read entire story HERE.

How Rounder Records went from minor to major
Started by three students with $125, the record label is still quirkily independent, despite being home to huge talent… read entire story HERE.

Performances from Nanci Griffith, Dick Gaughan and The Transatlantic Sessions were among the many highlights of the 11th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, hosted by Mike Harding… read entire story HERE.

One of the top events on Belfast’s musical calendar takes place next month as the Guinness Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival comes to town… read entire story HERE.

Review: Nanci Griffith, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London–More twang for your buck… read entire story HERE.

January 15, 2010

Nanci To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award…

Lifetime Achievement Awards for Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan – two artists who have influenced generations of musicians and music fans alike – will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards on Monday 1st February 2010. Both Griffith and [...]

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December 16, 2009

“The Loving Kind” Included In The Top 10 Folk Songs Of 2009, From Folk Alley

The Loving Kind Comes In At #2 On The Top 10 Folk Songs Of 2009, From Folk Alley by Jim Blum Compiling a Top 10 list of the year’s best songs for Folk Alley is difficult, because the stream offers listeners the chance to wear so many different hats. Overall, the choices were made based [...]

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December 15, 2009

Nanci Takes The 2010 “The Loving Kind” Tour To Australia!

Nanci Takes The 2010 “The Loving Kind” Tour To Australia: Grammy Award winner Nanci Griffith from Austin Texas, comes to Australia for the first time in March 2010. Nanci Griffith got an early start on her path to performing and songwriting. At the age of 6 she began to write songs, thinking of it as [...]

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December 9, 2009

Bid Now On “The Loving Kind” Handwritten Lyrics To Benefit The Americana Music Association

You Can Bid Now On Nanci’s”The Loving Kind” Handwritten Lyrics To Benefit The Americana Music Association Nanci has donated a handwritten copy of the title track from her latest album “The Loving Kind.” The song means so much to Nanci and she was happy to re-count the melodic tale of Richard and Mildred Loving once [...]

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