Patty Griffin Goes To College

Patty Griffin may not be seeking a higher education but the singer/songwriter will hit college markets during a January-February tour.  What’s more, tickets for the shows will be priced at $20 or less. 

Griffin recently released two albums.  American Kid is her first album of mostly new material since 2007’s Children Running Through.  Since then she released the Grammy-winning Downtown Church and toured with Robert Plant as part of his Band Of Joy group.

The other long-player released this year is considered Griffin’s “lost” album.  Silver Bell was recorded in 2000 but was never released because of corporate changes at A&M Records.  Although it sat in the vault for much of the past 13 years, the album provided two hits for the Dixie Chicks – “Top Of The World” and “Truth #2.”  Both songs were included on the Chicks’ 2002 Home album.

Griffin’s tour begins and ends in Texas.  College towns in between include Lawrence, Kan., Madison, Wis., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Urbana, Ill.  Here are the dates:

Jan. 23 – Denton, Texas, Dan’s Silverleaf
Jan. 24 – Oklahoma City, Okla., The Blue Door
Jan. 25 – Lawrence, Kan., The Bottleneck
Jan. 26 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
Jan. 28 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre
Jan. 29 – Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon
Jan. 30 – Milwaukee, Wis., Shank Hall
Jan. 31 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
Feb. 1 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor Folk Festival)
Feb. 4 – Bloomington, Ind., Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Feb. 5 – Urbana, Ill., Canopy Club
Feb. 6 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note
Feb. 7 – Fayetteville, Ark., George’s Majestic Lounge
Feb. 8 – Fort Worth, Texas, Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge

Anais Mitchell opens on all dates.

Ticket sales begin Nov. 15.  Check out for more information.