Patty Griffin & The ‘American Kid’

Patty Griffin has a journey slotted to begin in mid-October in Texas.  The most exquisite singer/songwriter has shows lined up for Denver, Boulder, Boise, San Francisco and other western markets.

This tour is definitely for fans who appreciate fine songwriting bundled with excellent musicianship and delivery.  Griffin is supporting two albums on this adventure.  Her latest, American Kid, is her first album of mostly new material since 2007’s Children Running Through.  Since 2007 she released Downtown Church in 2010 and joined Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy

But American Kid isn’t the only long-player Griffin is supporting on this outing.  Her “lost” album – Silver Bell – was recorded in 2000 for A&M but was lost in the shuffle during that era’s major label acquisition game.  Although it didn’t receive a proper release at the start of the new millennium, two songs – “Top Of The World” and “Truth #2” – became hits for the Dixie Chicks.  Plus, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines recorded the title track for her own solo album, Mother.

Although Griffin is headlining this adventure, she’s not the only songwriter on the tour.  Support comes from Oklahoma’s John Fullbright, who released his second studio album, Songs, earlier this year.

Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 15 – Lubbock, TX  The Cactus Theater
Oct. 17 – Denver, Colo., The Oriental Theater
Oct. 18 – Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater
Oct. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Oct. 21 – Boise, Idaho, Egyptian Theatre
Oct. 23 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
Oct. 24 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre
Oct. 25 – Portland, Ore., Aladdin Theater
Oct. 27 – Arcata, Calif., John Van Duzer Theatre
Oct. 28 – Redding, Calif., Cascade Theatre
Oct. 30 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Nov. 1 – San Diego, CA  Balboa Theatre
Nov. 2 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Campbell Hall
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif., Immanuel Presbyterian
Nov. 14 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater 

Lubbock is already on sale.  Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles go on sale today.  Boise and San Diego go on sale July 19; San Francisco July 20; Redding July 24; Austin Aug. 1; Arcata Aug. 4 and Santa Barbara Aug. 9.  Visit for more information.