Griffin is touring in support of her latest album, 1000 Kisses, which is her first, third and fifth record, depending on point of view. 1000 Kisses marks Griffin’s first album for ATO Records, which was co-founded by Dave Matthews. It follows her two previously acclaimed releases, Living With Ghosts (1996) and Flaming Red (1998).

In addition to her major label records, Griffin also has two unreleased albums. Her first, made in 1995, was rejected by her record label. Later, in 2000, she recorded Silver Bell but A&M/Interscope never got around to releasing the album. Griffin has since parted with the company.

Noted for her big voice, poetic songwriting and stylistic guitar-picking, Griffin sort of fell into her present career during the early ‘90s. Although she’d been an on-and-off coffeehouse musician, Griffin claims she never wanted to pursue it as a full-time career. She even went so far as to move to Florida for two years in an attempt to give it up.

But of course, she wasn’t able to escape her calling and finally was forced to embrace it.

Although Griffin had a few dates out on the road last year, her last full-blown tour was in 2000 when she supported the Dixie Chicks on their Fly tour. The Dixie Chicks’ album, Fly, is a nod to Griffin’s song “Let Him Fly,” which the Chicks covered for their record.