I just got done watching the DVD I got for Christmas, Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den. It reminded me of how much I love this woman’s music.
This woman, if you’re not familiar, is Patty Griffin. If you don’t love Patty, you haven’t heard Patty. If a) you have heard Patty AND b) you don’t love Patty, then c) you are a rock. She has the most amazingly powerful reedy voice that any human being has ever possessed. Her voice is more than just the sound emanating from her mouth, it is the incredible message resonating from her soul.
I won’t go on forever, although I could. I’ll say only that I saw her live, and the experience was borderline miraculous. She is a very small woman, but she nearly tore the Vic Theatre down with an auditory explosion of heart-piercing, earth-shaking grandeur. Today, she shook my living room.
You should really check her out. Her genre is best stated as genuine music. Maybe not best stated, but that’s how I’ll state it right here. Happy Boxing Day.