Patty Griffin: Live From the Artists Den
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On February 6, 2007 in New York City, ATO Records released the critically acclaimed album Children Running Through from Patty Griffin, continuing the remarkable creative evolution that's quietly established the artist as a vital and singular musical force. Entering at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 a week later, the bow gave the 2-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter the biggest debut of an illustrious career. In celebration of this release, ATO Records and the Artists Den held a special, invite-only concert at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, a converted synagogue on the Lower East Side. The magical night, captured in High Definition, featured Griffin being backed by a magnificent band including, on some songs, a 5-piece string arrangement in addition to legendary pianist Ian McLagan (Faces, Rolling Stones). ATO and the Artists Den now present on DVD, Patty Griffin: Live From The Artists Den.
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This live performance captures that confidence and, consequently, the wit in her music. My only serious quibble is: this show does not come close to matching the range of songs and the performances of her backing band from the tour featuring this same material and band. She has one of the seminal keyboard players, Ian McLagan, playing with her and her guitarist had a great sense of the appropriate sound for her songs. But she does not let either of those performers show their chops (sorry about the cliche) as she did during her touring show. As a result the show on this dvd never really opens up. It is a nice souvenir for those who already love Patty, but it does not offer those less familiar meaningful insight as to what she is capable of.
Many of Patty's songs serve other performers well. The Dixie Chicks did great work with "Top of the World" and "Truth No. 2" (the second song was part of the unreleased Silver Bells album; here's hoping Patty finally releases it.) But the vulnerability and fragility that Patty brings to "Top of the World" is cathartic.
I hope she puts out a dvd with a longer show and better use of her backing band. But for now, this is a fine presentation of one of the top singer/songwriters around.
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I have watched it several times and turned several friends on to her. All have enjoyed her soulful music.Read more