Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins & Anaïs Mitchell Join Forces

You can’t go wrong with Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell on the same ticket.  The singer/songwriters are teaming with League of Women Voters for the “Use Your Voice” tour and voter engagement drive.

Active in all 50 states, the League of Women Voters works to ensure that everyone has fair and equal access to the vote.  To accomplish this, the League conducts nonpartisan voter registration, education and mobilization 24/7 all year, every year.

Helping the League achieve these goals is a trio of incredibly talented artists.  Griffin, a former member of Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy, Griffin’s released her latest album in September. Produced by longtime collaborator Craig Ross,” Servant Of Love is Griffin’s ninth studio album and is the first to be issued via her self-owned PGM imprint in conjuction with Thirty Tigers.

Photo: John Davisson
Forecastle Festival, Waterfront Park, Louisville, Ky.

A co-founder of progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek, Watkins will release her first solo effort next year.  During the summer Watkins and her brother, Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins, toured and released Watkins Family Hour,  backed by an all-star band made up of Fiona Apple, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Benmont Trench, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg and drummer Don Heffington.

Anaïs Mitchell’s 2014 release, xoa, was described by the Boston Globe as “part autobiography and party love letter to [her] fans.” The disc features Mitchell offering totally stripped-down versions of songs from her catalog, even if the original recordings featured other vocalists. Mitchell has been working on turning her folk-opera album Hadestown into a full-stage production, which will premiere at the off-Broadway New York Theatre Workshop in 2016.

Here are the “Use Your Voice” dates:

Feb. 12 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., The Mahaffey Theater
Feb. 13 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre
Feb. 16 – Athens, Ga., Hodgson Hall
Feb. 17 – Opelika, Ala., Center For The Arts
Feb. 18 – Atlanta, Ga., Egyptian Ballroom At Fox Theatre
Feb. 19 – Paducah, Ky., Clemens Auditorium
Feb. 20 – Lexington, Ky., Singletary Center For The Arts
Feb. 23 – Greenville, S.C., Peace Center Concert Hall
Feb. 25 – Newport News, Va., Ferguson Center For The Arts
Feb. 26 – Durham, N.C., Page Auditorium
Feb. 27 – Richmond, Va., Camp Concert Hall
Feb. 28 – Roanoke, Va., Shaftman Performance Hall
March 1 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
March 2 – Wilmington, Del., Grand Opera House
March 3 – Lewisburg, Pa., Weis Center For The Perf. Arts
March 4 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 5 – Storrs, Conn., Jorgensen Ctr. for Perf. Arts
March 6 – Fairfield, Conn., Kelley Theatre
March 8 – Saint Johnsbury, Vt., Fuller Hall
March 9 – Albany, N.Y., Hart Theatre @ The Egg
March 10 – Cambridge, Mass., Sanders Theatre
March 11 – Portsmouth, N.H., The Music Hall
March 12 – Tarrytown, N.Y., The Tarrytown Music Hall
March 13 – Union, N.J., Wilkins Theatre
March 15 – York, Pa., Strand-Capitol Perf. Arts Center
March 16 – University Park, Pa., Eisenhower Auditorium
March 18 – Middletown, Ohio, Finkelman Auditorium
March 19 – Clinton Township, Mich., Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
March 20 – Carmel, Ind., The Center For The Performing Arts
March 22 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall
March 23 – San Antonio, Texas, H-E-B Performance Hall At The Tobin Center
March 24 – The Woodlands, Texas, Dosey Doe
March 25 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater
March 26 – Hutchinson, Kansas, Fox Theatre
March 28 – Saint Paul, Minn., The O’Shaughnessy
March 30 – Silverdale, Wash., Jackson Hall
March 31 – Napa, Calif., Uptown Theatre Napa
April 1 – Escondido, Calif., California Center For The Arts – Escondido
April 2 – Northridge, Calif., Valley Performing Arts Center – Great Hall

Some shows are already on sale.  Click here, here and here for artists’ official websites and visit for the internet home of the League Of Women Voters.