Thursday, January 28, 2010
Patty Griffin has been one of my favorite singers since I first came upon her amazing album Flaming Red back around 1999. The woman opens her mouth and beautiful voice just flows out. Griffin has just released a new CD, the gospel-tinged Downtown Church. Though I’ve enjoyed her CDs after Flaming Red, she has never again returned to that raw, rocking sound, live or on record.
Anyway, I was discussing this with my drummer friend Seth, and he was kind enough to send me a link to this awesome video of her performing the title track “Flaming Red” back in the good old days. It starts off slow, but things kick in with burning intensity at 1:32. That's some searing slide guitar work.