Skip Navigation
NPR News
Patty Griffin. (Courtesy of the artist)

Patty Griffin On World Cafe

Jul 8, 2013 (WXPN-FM)

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

David Dye

It's a middle-age milestone, dealing with a parent's death. Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin turns the experience into powerful moments on her latest album, American Kid. The album features songs inspired by everything from her dad exclaiming "Don't let me die in Florida!" to the gleam in her grandfather's eye on his own wedding day.

Since winning a Grammy for her gospel album Downtown Church, Griffin has been touring with Robert Plant in Band of Joy; the two have made their own home together in Austin, Texas. Griffin joined us to play four songs from American Kid, and to tell some stories about her father.

This installment of World Cafe was first published on June 7, 2013.

Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

Set List

  • "Don't Let Me Die In Florida"
  • "Wild Old Dog"
  • "Get Ready Marie"
  • "Ohio"

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.