Grammy award winning folk artist Patty Griffin will return to Missoula for a concert at the Wilma on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Over the course of two decades, the Grammy winner – and seven-time nominee – has crafted ten classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “[writing] cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…(her) songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”
The Austin, TX-based singer and songwriter made an immediate impact with her 1996 debut, Living With Ghosts, and its 1998 follow-up, Flaming Red – both now considered seminal works of modern folk and Americana. Since then, Griffin’s diverse body of work spans such classic LPs as 2002’s Grammy award nominated 1000 Kisses – later ranked #15 on Paste’s “The 50 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009),” — to 2007’s Children Running Through, honored by the Americana Music Association with two Americana Honors & Awards including “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year.”
To date, Griffin has received seven total nominations from the Americana Music Association, affirming her as one of the far-reaching genre’s leading proponents. 2011’s Downtown Church – which blends traditional gospel favorites with Griffin’s own spiritually questioning material – debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s “Folk Albums” and “Christian Albums” charts before winning 2011’s “Best Traditional Gospel Album” Grammy award, Griffin’s first solo Grammy triumph among seven total career nominations. 2015’s Servant Of Love, marked the first release on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. Applauded by The Guardian as “bravely experimental,” the collection saw Griffin earn still another Grammy award nomination, this time in the “Best Folk Album” category.
Griffin’s newest, self-titled album was released earlier this March. The album chronicles her defeat of cancer, and explores the degraded state of social and political affairs. The album has two tracks that feature legendary vocalist, Robert Plant.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Mar. 29th at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available on Mar. 28 (details below). Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony seating, and reserved floor seating tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.