Personalities | Nanci Griffith | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists
(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1953)
Texas singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith first emerged via her early ‘folkabilly’ acoustic fare, and then introduced a broader spectrum to her music, involving country. Exposure to a wider audience than the folk circuit in Texas and neighbouring states came through her Jim Rooney-produced albums, Once In A Very Blue Moon (1985) and the Grammy-nominated Last Of The True Believers (1986). Her major-label debut Lone Star State Of Mind (1987) featured the first cover of Julie Gold’s ‘From A Distance’ and Little Love Affairs (1988) saw some of her best work up to that point. However, she topped it with Other Voices, Other Rooms (1993), and the follow-up Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back To Bountiful) (1998), which featured songs by other artists, is regarded as her greatest achievement.
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