Patty Griffin played a free in-store concert at Waterloo Records on Friday evening. Only the first 150 people in line were permitted into the store. Bill and I had made a last minute decision to walk the mile over to Waterloo, so we were fairly far back in line. Luckily, we were among the last ten people allowed inside the store.
Patty performed songs from her new album, American Kid, which will be released on Tuesday. She played acoustic guitar and was accompanied by producer/guitarist, Craig Ross. No sign of her partner Robert Plant this time.
Patty noted that the tracks on this album were primarily inspired by her parents. All her new songs were lovely, but I particularly liked Don’t Let Me Die in Florida and Get Ready Marie. She performed about 30 minutes, and then signed albums and CDs. It was quite a treat to see her in such a small venue.