Grammy Award-Winning Patty Griffin Is Coming to Lebanon Opera House

LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Grammy Award-winning folk and country artist Patty Griffin, with special guest Parker Milsap, is coming to the Lebanon Opera House on Friday, June 13.

Patty acquired a $50 guitar and began writing songs at the age of 16, but gave little thought to a career as a musician. After living in Florida for nearly two years, she moved to Boston, got married and while her husband encouraged her to perform, she spent most of her time waitressing. Upon her divorce in 1992, however, Griffin found herself on her own and began to perform in Boston-area coffeehouses. She quickly attracted attention to her well-crafted songs and gutsy vocals.

After Griffin's demo tape reached the ears of a talent scout, she was encouraged to re-record it with just her guitar and voice. Within six months, the redone demo resulted in Griffin being offered a recording contract with A&M Records. The tape was later released as Griffin's debut, Living With Ghosts, and inspired comparisons with recordings by Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette.

Griffin's second album, Flaming Red, was released in 1998 and four years later, Griffin released an acoustic album entitled 1,000 Kisses. As her popularity grew, artists such as Lisa Germano, Emmylou Harris and Buddy & Julie Miller joined Griffin for the recording of her 2004 album, Impossible Dream. Almost three years later, Children Running Through was released.

Griffin's sixth full-length outing, the gospel-infused Downtown Church, was recorded in Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian Church, and was released in January 2010. That same year she joined Robert Plant's Band of Joy and then released a new studio album titled American Kid, which debuted at 36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Seats for the 7:30 pm show are $48, $60 or $72. Tickets can be purchased at the Lebanon Opera House Box Office in person or via phone 603-448-0400. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.lebanonoperahouse.org.