Home / Biography / Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin

Biography

A singer and songwriter whose literate, impressionistic storytelling and richly evocative melodies possess made her among the best-respected performers within the modern folk community, Patty Griffin was created in Old City, Maine on March 16, 1964. The youngest of seven kids, Griffin was 16 yrs . old when she bought her initial electric guitar for $50. While Griffin discovered to try out, she demonstrated no interest to make music a profession in her teenagers and twenties; nevertheless, when her relationship split up in 1992, Griffin, today surviving in Boston, created a keener curiosity in writing tracks, and was shortly performing frequently at regional coffeehouses. A&R folks from A&M Information had been impressed with Griffin’s tracks and soulful executing design, and she was agreed upon to an archive deal; early efforts to fully capture her audio within the studio room didn’t quite click, therefore her 1996 debut recording, Living with Spirits, was attracted from Griffin’s initial acoustic demonstration recordings. The 1998 follow-up, Flaming Crimson, teamed Griffin with a complete band along with a full-bodied creation in sharp comparison towards the extra sound from the debut. Griffin documented an recording in 2000 with maker Daniel Lanois known as Metallic Bell, but before maybe it’s released, A&M was bought out by Universal inside a corporate and business merger, as well as the recording was placed on the shelf while Griffin was remaining in limbo. Ultimately, Griffin premiered from her A&M agreement, and she authorized with ATO Information, the artist-friendly label founded by Dave Matthews, and ATO released 1000 Kisses in 2002. In 2003 Griffin released a live recording, A Kiss with time, and by this time around she was getting greater recognition like a performer, with her tunes being documented by Willie Nelson, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, and Emmylou Harris, while Shawn Colvin, Miranda Lambert, Solomon Burke, as well as the Wreckers would follow match over the following many years. After liberating 2004’s Impossible Desire, Griffin took 3 years faraway from the studio room before coming back with 2007’s Kids Running Through, that was called the year’s greatest record with the Americana Music Association. This year 2010 Griffin and her friend and collaborator Pal Miller create store in Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Cathedral to record Downtown Cathedral, a couple of spiritually themed quantities, which gained a Grammy for Greatest Traditional Gospel Record. That same season, Griffin took component within the documenting periods for Robert Plant’s record Band of Pleasure, and she became a member of Plant’s road music group for the next concert tour; Griffin also became the belated subject matter of music business gossip when she and Seed entered right into a romance that discovered the previous Led Zeppelin vocalist briefly relocating to Austin, Tx, where she’d been living because the past due ’90s. By 2013 Griffin and Seed acquired gracefully parted methods, and she released the mainly acoustic established American Child, a joint discharge between Columbia and New Western world Information. Also in 2013, Griffin’s unreleased record Gold Bell finally received the official discharge (although record have been circulating among supporters for a long time), and her track “WE HAVE BEEN Drinking water” was performed by Hayden Panettiere within the strike Television series Nashville. In 2015 Griffin released her personal label, PGM, written by Thirty Tigers, and inaugurated the imprint with a fresh recording, Servant of Like.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patty Griffin
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Nick Cobb
Parents Lawrence Joseph Griffin, Lorraine Griffin
Awards Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album
Music Songs Up to the Mountain, Heavenly Day, Long Ride Home, Let Him Fly, When It Don't Come Easy, Making Pies, Rowing Song, One Big Love, Nobody's Crying, Go Wherever You Wanna Go, Gonna Miss You When You're Gone, Top of the World, Cold as It Gets, Shine a Different Way, Useless Desires, Burgundy Shoes, Don't Let Me Die in Florida, Faithful Son, Every Little Bit, I Don't Ever Give Up, Truth #2, Love Throw a Line, There Isn't One Way, That Kind of Lonely, You Never Asked Me, Not Alone, Mil Besos, Rider of Days, Poor Man's House, Mad Mission, Coming Home to Me, Hurt a Little While
Albums American Kid, Living with Ghosts, Downtown Church, Children Running Through, Flaming Red, 1000 Kisses, Impossible Dream, Servant of Love, A Kiss in Time, Silver Bell, Lanark Silver Bell, Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year
Movies Elizabethtown, Cremaster 2, Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den, Songs for Tsunami Relief: Austin to South Asia, Legends & Lyrics: Vol. 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin and Randy Owen, A Tale Of Crows


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 She once worked as a waitress in Boston.
2 She began writing music at the age of sixteen.
3 She is the youngest of seven children - three boys and four girls.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pregau 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Supernatural TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Other Woman 2014 performer: "Gonna Miss You When You're Gone Live In The Bing Lounge At 101.9 KINK.FM" / writer: "Gonna Miss You When You're Gone Live In The Bing Lounge At 101.9 KINK.FM"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Nashville 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Root of the Problem 2012 Short writer: "Mr. Tooth Fairy"
CSI: Miami 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Army Wives TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Morning 2010/II "Forever Shall Be" / writer: "Forever Shall Be"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay 2009 performer: "You Are Not Alone"
In the Electric Mist 2009 performer: "Pa Janvier, Laisse Moi M'en Aller"
McCartney's Genes 2008 performer: "When It Doesn't Come Easy" / writer: "When It Doesn't Come Easy"
Billy: The Early Years 2008 performer: "Ruth's Prayer" / writer: "Heavenly Day" - as Patricia J. Griffin
Canterbury's Law TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Dream Boy 2008 performer: "Moment", "Remember"
Grey's Anatomy TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Side Order of Life 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2004-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Smallville 2007 TV Series 1 episode
The Unforeseen 2007 Documentary performer: "Octaves", "Someone Else's Tomorrow" / writer: "Octaves", "Someone Else's Tomorrow"
Griffin & Phoenix 2006 performer: "Rain", "Nobody's Crying" / writer: "Rain", "Nobody's Crying"
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2006
Bones 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ground Truth 2006 Documentary performer: "Mary" / writer: "Mary"
Elizabethtown 2005 performer: "Moon River" 1961
Loggerheads 2005 performer: "Cold as It Gets", "Rowing Song", "Forgiveness"
Crossing Jordan TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Bette 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cremaster 2 1999 performer: "The Ballad of Gary Gilmore", "The Executioner's Step"
Anywhere But Here 1999 performer: "Twisted Road" / writer: "Twisted Road"
The Newton Boys 1998 performer: "Copenhagen"
Niagara, Niagara 1997 performer: "Regarding Mary", "Not Alone" / writer: "Regarding Mary", "Not Alone"
Digging to China 1997 performer: "One Big Love" / writer: "One Big Love", "One Big Love" Instrumental

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Tale of Crows 2016 Short Sister (voice)
I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples 2015 TV Movie
Baghdad Texas 2009 Becky
Elizabethtown 2005 Sharon
Cremaster 2 1999 Nicole Baker

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dream Boy 2008 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music 1997 TV Special documentary Herself
Austin City Limits 2000-2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Tavis Smiley 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Live from the Artists Den 2008-2011 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Soundstage 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Lopez Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2009 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Support / Musical Guest
Solomon Burke & Friends: Live in Nashville 2007 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2007 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Willie Nelson: Songs for Tsunami Relief - From Austin to South Asia 2005 Video Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Singing Songwriters 2004 Video Herself

Looks like we don't have awards information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1 Having a sense of what is close to the bone can develop empathy and compassion in you, and they are really important tools to have. Somehow I don't think I would have any of that without having grown up the way I grew up and done things like waiting on tables. These are important things to me, and in some of my work I am trying to say that you don't get to have this forever, and to just remember that this is a short period of time we're here, so you have to get it right.
2 I was rejected for couple of adverts for sounding too sad. One was for Diet Coke, but it's a good thing it didn't happen because it probably would have been a big blight on my soul. It also happened with a fabric softener called 'Downy', and I guess the way I sang 'Only Downy' made people weep. They said, 'We don't want people to cry about fabric softeners'.
3 When I was wiping down the tables, I always dreamt about travel. I would get to the end of a night shift and wonder what it was like in wonderful places around the world. I have been to a lot of them now and that has been great. But I'm just happy that I can sustain a living doing something I love. Music doesn't have to be fancy. I work hard and enjoy the fact that people want to come to my shows. That's simple, but I'm pretty blue-collar about it.


Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

I Muvrini

I actually Muvrini was a France (Corsica) local vocal formation shaped in the past due …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *