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Some news on 2006 concert dates has started to circulate including a January 29 stop in Glasgow and an April 22 gig in Fort Worth, Texas. As always, keep your eye on the In Concert page for all the most up to date concert news and ticket sale information.
Updated 10:20:56
Just a reminder about the “Miracles of Music” show on November 10. Remember, all proceeds go to charities and there are still tickets available so get yours soon. The show promises to deliver lots of fun suprises! For more information on the show please check out this thread.
Updated 10:43:42
The "Loggerheads" soundtrack will be released on October 10th. The soundtrack features songs from the film by Patty Griffin, Mark Geary, Grey DeLisle, Andrew T. Hunt and Robbie Fulks, as well as songs by Kim Carnes, John Crooke and Kelley McRae. John Crooke recorded Patty's song “Forgiveness” for the collection. The film will be released in select cities on October 14th.
Updated 12:34:43
The video for Long Ride Home from the movie Elizabethtown aired on CMT September 29. You can view it here:
Updated 11:24:07
On September 29, Patty taped a duet with Melissa Etheridge for Lifetime Television’s "Women Rock! Our Journey with Melissa Etheridge". The pair performed When It Don't Come Easy and Long Ride Home. The program will air on October 18.
Updated 11:25:16
Elizabethtown premiered in Kentucky and Tennessee September 18 and 19. Patty performed her song from the soundtrack, Long Ride Home, at the Franklin, Tennessee premiere on September 19. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on October 14 and the soundtrack is now available from
Updated 10:57:08
Patty will perform at “Miracles of Music”, a concert also featuring Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and others, all of whom are donating their performances to raise money for two Austin organizations, Mobile Loaves & Fishes and The Miracle Foundation. The show is November 10th at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. All proceeds from the concert will benefit those served by the two organizations. For more information on the charities, visit and For more information on the show please check out this thread.
Updated 19:41:19
Patty will perform at Neighbors in Need, a benefit concert to help people from the Gulf Coast region who were forced out of their homes, schools and jobs due to Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Red Cross Katrina Relief effort. The concert takes place at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 PM and also includes performances from Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Jimmie Vaughn, Lucinda Williams, Eric Johnson, The Flatlanders, Bob Schneider and more. Tickets run $20, $30, $100 VIP, and Special Commemorative Packages (limited number) and go on sale Monday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Texas Box Office Outlets (includes H-E-B stores in Austin, Bastrop, Bee Caves, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos and Taylor; Ft. Hood Bldg. #136 and Renaissance Records in Killeen), charge-by-phone at 512/477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or order on-line at
Updated 22:30:31
The track listing of "Elizabethtown" has been posted on Cameron Crowe's website. Patty contribute's "Long Ride Home" to the soundtrack of her feature film debut. To read the latest news on the film refer to this thread on the discussion board. Here is the complete soundtrack listing:

1. 60B (etown theme) - Nancy Wilson
2. It'll All Work Out - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. My Father's Gun - Elton John
4. io (This Time Around) - Helen Stellar
5. Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams
6. Where to Begin - My Morning Jacket
7. Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin
8. Sugar Blue - Jeff Finlin
9. Don't I Hold You - Wheat
10. Shut Us Down - Lindsey Buckingham
11. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) - The Hombres
12. Hard Times - eastmountainsouth
13. Jesus Was a Crossmaker - The Hollies
14. Square One - Tom Petty
15. Same in Any Language - I Nine
Updated 15:15:14
Tracks from My Morning Jacket, Nancy Wilson, Sun Kil Moon (covering Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman"), Elvis Presley, Patty Griffin and Bill Monroe will be featured on the EP "Songs From the Brown Hotel," which will be available via the Coalition of Independent Music Stores' Junket Boy imprint beginning Aug. 16.

The set will be limited to 5000 CD copies and 1000 copies of a three-piece seven-inch vinyl collection, with the vinyl featuring an alternate Sun Kil Moon version of "Kentucky Woman." Proceeds will benefit the Louisville-based Center for Women and Families, which assists victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

Here is the track list for "Songs From the Brown Hotel":

"Same in Any Lingo," Nancy Wilson
"Kentucky Rain," Elvis Presley
"I Will Be There When You Die" (live), My Morning Jacket
"Long Ride Home" (demo), Patty Griffin
"Blue Moon of Kentucky," Bill Monroe
"Kentucky Woman," Sun Kil Moon

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Updated 00:44:01
Natalie Merchant, Shannon McNally, Nanci Griffith and Patty Griffin are featured on "American Folk," a new compilation CD from Putumayo World Music, due August 9th.
Updated 12:06:23
For all you collectors out there you'll be happy to hear that the Impossible Dream UK Import cd contains 3 Bonus Live tracks and a slightly different cd package featuring a 6 panel digipak (instead of a 4) bringing you even more pictures/artwork!
Updated 13:17:00
A cd has just been released of the sold out Tsunami benefit concert hosted by Willie Nelson in January. Patty appears on 3 of the songs. Songs for Tsunami Relief: Austin to South Asia is available now. A DVD of the event is available as well.
Updated 21:02:10
Three of Patty's songs, "Forgiveness", "Rowing Song" and "Cold As It Gets", will appear in the movie "Loggerheads" which is currently screening at fesitvals across the country. It was also a selection for dramatic competition at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Updated 21:06:06
Announcing the start of the 3rd Annual Patty Griffin Birthday Fund Drive!
Once again we ask, with Patty’s blessing, that her fans make a donation in her name to the VVAF’s “Campaign for a Landmine Free World”. Beginning today and running until Patty’s Birthday on March 16th, donations can be made by one of the following ways:
Don’t forget to check off the box with Patty’s name on it!

As we have done in the past, everyone who donates will be entered into a special give away of fabulous Patty Griffin prizes. So send us a copy of your receipt from the VVAF via email to us at
Updated 20:05:53
Patty's Impossible Dream was nominated for a Grammy Award today in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category. Impossible Dream will compete against albums by Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Eliza Gilkyson, and a collaborative effort called The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family.
Updated 13:45:29
Listen for Patty in prime time soon! "Rowing Song" will appear in an upcoming episode of One Tree Hill and "Kite Song"will be on Joan of Arcadia. Exact air dates are unknown.
Updated 18:06:15
Check out the video for "Love Throw a Line" at the ATO Records website.
Updated 17:43:29
Patty's performance on Austin City Limits will begin airing October 16th on PBS stations. Be sure to check your local listing for actual dates and times. The show was recorded on May 24, 2004 and includes Uselss Desires, When It Don't Come Easy, Mil Besos, Kite Song, and Long Ride Home. She shares the hour long show with Damien Rice.
Updated 00:02:41
On September 21, a CD will be released called 13 Ways To Live. Patty has one track on the cd called "My Dear Old Friend" which she penned but was previously recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Other artists appearing on the cd include Abra Moore, Eliza Gilkyson, and Alejandro Escovedo. The cd was put together by Screen Door Music, produced by former Patty band member, Brian Standefer. All proceeds for the cd will benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF). Hear samples and purchase the album at Screen Door Music.
Updated 15:36:58
Patty's performance on The World Cafe with David Dye will be broadcast on September 21st. You can find a local station by visiting or listen online Monday to Friday at 2pm EST or 1am EST by going to
Updated 18:50:15
Patty and the gang are putting the finishing touches on her video for "Love Throw a Line". It should be out pretty soon.
Patty will act in the 2005 release Elizabethown, a film by Cameron Crowe.
Finally, it looks like those of you who have been requesting a UK tour are in luck. It's in the beginning of the planning phase.
Updated 18:21:11
Impossible Dream was released today by ATO Records. Make sure to pick up your copy ASAP!
Updated 23:54:13
A message from Patty

Dear Friends,
I've been trying for the past week or so to fully take in the news I received about your generous gift to the Committee to Abolish Landmines in honor of my 40th birthday. I've been worried that I won't be able to find words to thank you properly. I'm kind of speechless. It's just such a wonderful thing that you've done. As always, I'm honored and humbled by your generosity. I don't know how I got to be such a lucky forty year old. You've given me the perfect gift. Thank you. I'm blown away again.
A very special thanks to the organizers of this event.
love, Patty

Updated 20:37:15
From Patty's manager, Kathi:

Well, we have a winning name for the tour. However, it came from and not our fabulous guys. What a great bunch of names everyone came up with. We really appreciated the input and hope everyone had fun participating. The winning tour names is "The Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue" and was submitted by Brian Pepper. Thanks again to all the fans who do some much to support Patty. You guys are the best!
Updated 15:53:05
Patty won Best Folk Artist at the Austin Music Awards Wednesday night. This is the second year that she has won this award. Congratulations Patty!
Updated 10:04:29
Help us pick a name for Patty's new tour with Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris!! See the Discussion Board for more details and to submit your idea! A prize will be awarded to the winner.

Patty and Doug will be on KGSR radio on Friday. Their segment will air sometime between Noon and 2pm CST. You can listen online at
Updated 09:58:19
Happy 40th Birthday, Patty! As a present to you from all of us, we would like to announce that we were able to raise $7001.00 to donate to the VVAF for their Campaign for a Landmine Free World in your honor.

Many thanks go out to all who participated in the drive and bid on the guitar auction. And of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard work of Murph! To all who participated: stay tuned to see what you've won!!!
Updated 09:48:40
Click here to listen to a short mp3 clip of "Love Throw a Line", the first single from Patty's new album Impossible Dream.
Updated 13:30:13
Murph's Interview with Patty that was recorded on 10/04/2003 for this site has finally been posted on the Media Page

"Love Throw a Line" will be the first single off of Impossible Dream. Radio stations have picked it up already (a month early!) so request it from your favorite DJ.

Concert dates are starting to pop up already so keep your eye on the In Concert page!
Updated 00:02:17
Patty's new album, "Impossible Dream", will be released on April 20th by ATO Records! The album will include guest appearances by Emmylou Harris, Craig Ross and Buddy & Julie Miller as well as Lisa Germano on violin. You can read the entire press release at ATO's site.
Updated 12:38:07
It is an honor, to announce to everyone, the start of the 2nd Patty Griffin Birthday Fund Drive. Once again we ask, with Patty's blessing, that her fans make a donation in her name to the VVAF's Campaign for a Landmine Free World. Beginning today and running until Patty's birthday on March 16th, donations can be made by going to once there look for the Patty Griffin link. It will take you to the donation form where we ask that you check off the Patty Griffin box.

As we did last year, everyone who donates will be entered into a special give away of fabulous Patty Griffin prizes. To be included in the give away, email a copy of your donation receipt from the VVAF to us at

The give away will include Promo CD's, posters and more. We will have pictures of everything on the board shortly. The winners will be announced on Patty's birthday at 6:00 PM.
Updated 21:35:58
Log on to on December 24th where Patty will be featured as’s Holiday A-List Star of the Day.

The A-List page will be accessible from the main page. Look for the box on the right column titled Holiday A-List. That's where each star of the day will have their photo and a link to that day's Holiday A-List page. When you click that box, you will be taken to the A-List page for that day where you will see all of the Patty's featured content, her photo and bio, along with her holiday gift recommendations on the right column of the screen.
Updated 23:38:44
Looks like the Ellen show will be airing on the 12th for most people (taped on the 11th). The girls will play Patty's "Long Ride Home".
In other news, the Las Vegas Songwriters show has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Updated 11:06:56
Patty and the other girls from the songwriters tour (Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter) will appear on the Ellen Degeneres show on November 11th. Check local listings for time and channel.
Updated 23:21:08
Truth #2 will be featured on Austin's 107.1 KGSR Broadcasts Volume 11 CD and Patty will be on the cover of the album. For more info and to see the cover shot head over to
Updated 22:40:52
The release date for a Kiss in Time has been pushed back a week to October 14th. Visit the pre-order site to reserve your copy now and be entered in a contest to win a special signed match print, tickets to see Patty live in concert, or an autographed poster!
Updated 13:57:38
A Kiss in Time the new live CD/DVD combo from Patty will be released on October 7. The DVD will contain lots of behind the scenes footage and interviews with Patty plus Traci Goudie's great animated video for "Rain". Click here to preorder the album.
Updated 17:05:26
Log onto on Monday, September 8th to get a sneak preview of Patty singing Patsy Cline's "Faded Love" from the upcoming tribute album.
Updated 19:14:06
The Patty Griffin Guitar Collection is now available at stores everywhere and online at Patty's Music Today Site. It is published by Hal Leonard and retails for $19.95.

Includes: Be Careful · Blue Sky · Change · Chief · Goodbye · Let Him Fly · Long Ride Home · Mad Mission · Makin' Pies · Mary · Moses · One Big Love · Poor Man's House · Rain · Sweet Lorraine · and Tony, plus a biography and photos.
Updated 18:29:50