Artist of The Month: Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin born in 1964 is the quintessential singer-songwriter in the American country music tradition. She has been covered by everyone from Emmylou Harris to the Dixie Chicks and is the last word in respected country singers.

Patty Griffin has just released her seventh album American Kid, her first album of original material since 2007’s Children Running Through. We absolutely love the album here at the Western Boot Barn, it is without a doubt one of our top albums for the year – and we are only in May!

There is a quality to Griffin’s voice that is unmistakable. It is worth noting that the album was written as a tribute to Patty’s father, on her own website it quotes:

[the album] was written to honor my father”

Her website goes on to say:

“ …it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them.”

You can watch the video for the first single ‘Ohio’ a duet with Robert Plant right here.

You can order the album from Amazon here or visit for more information.