Patty Griffin on American Kid

Patty Griffin (centre) and musical accomplices Craig Ross (left), and David Pulkingham.

Patty Griffin (centre) and musical accomplices Craig Ross (left), and David Pulkingham.

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Jian speaks to Patty Griffin, the American folk-roots singer/songwriter who, after a long period of gestation, has released a highly-anticipated, all-original album called American Kid.

It's an album that honours unsung characters who have an "unspoken, unknown beauty" -- and it's dedicated to her "unknowable" father, who was ailing during its production, and has since died. In the interview, she tells the story of the man she watched struggle for peace, and who she admits she didn't know very well and had to invent as a fiction.


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