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Patty Griffin

Austin Suits Patty Griffin Just Right! She Plays An Unreleased Song For Us Live

Our Sense of Place stop in Austin continues today with long time resident singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. In late 2013 Griffin finally saw the release of her album Silver Bell which was recorded in 2000 as the follow-up to her second album Flaming Red but was shelved by her then record company. The songs from it certainly got out though with The Dixie Chicks recording "Truth # 2” along with other covers by other artists. Patty's career has flourished since then with many successes including winning an unexpected Gospel Grammy in 2010 for her album Downtown Church. Today we’ll talk about her home in Austin, hear songs from Silver Bell, and an unreleased new song at the piano. You can see a video of it at

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Recent Release: Silver Bell
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Label: A&M / Universal

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