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Nanci Griffith

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Late Night Grande Hotel Nanci Griffith 03:35
Red is the Rose The Chieftains;Nanci Griffith 03:26
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness Nanci Griffith 04:20
From A Distance Nanci Griffith 04:12
Lone Star State Of Mind Nanci Griffith 03:58
The Wexford Carol The Chieftains, Nanci Griffith, Derek Bell, Martin Fay 03:22
Ford Econoline Nanci Griffith 02:13
Listen To The Radio Nanci Griffith 03:47
This Old Town Nanci Griffith 03:00
I Don't Wanna Talk About Love Nanci Griffith 04:07

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A highly-respected, Grammy-winning songwriter who describes her sound as
'folkabilly', Nanci Griffith's fragile voice and wry, warm way with lyrics made
her one of the great female country-folk troubadours of the '80s and '90s. Born
July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas, USA to beatnik, hippy parents, she started
performing at the age of 14 when an act cancelled at a club in Austin run by a
family friend and she took the stage instead. She played in bands throughout
her college years before working as a kindergarten teacher. She met folk
songwriter Tom Russell at a campfire at the Kerrville Folk Festival and he
championed her. She turned professional in 1977 and released her debut album There's
a Light Beyond These Woods
and Kathy Mattea and Suzy Boggus both had
success with versions of her songs in the mid-80s before she eventually made it
to Nashville for her major-label debut Lone Star State of Mind in 1987,
and scored a top 40 country hit with the title track. It was from that album
that her version of Julie Gold's “From a Distance” became a Number 1 hit
in Ireland, but it was the small-town spirit and natural intimacy in her own
songs that started to draw people in too. Her albums Other Voices, Other
and Flyer both made the UK top 20 in the '90s and her track “Love
at the Five and Dime”
from The Last of the True Believers (1986) seemed to
best capture her talent for romantic, observational lyrics. Throughout her
40-year career she released more than 20 albums and record with acts as diverse
as The Chieftains, Emmylou Harris, and Buddy Holly's backing band The Crickets.

Nanci Griffith died August 13, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.