Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": country folk female vocalists singer-songwriter americana Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1953, Seguin, Texas, USA. This singer-songwriter brilliantly straddles the boundary between folk and country music, with occasional nods to the mainstream rock audience. Her mother was an amateur actress and her father a member of a barbershop quartet. They passed on their interest in performance to Nanci, and although she majored in education at the University of Texas, she eventually chose a career in music in 1977, by which time she had been performing in public for 10 years. In 1978 her first album, There’s A Light Beyond These Woods, was released by a local company, B.F. Deal Records. Recorded live in a studio in Austin, it featured mainly her own compositions, along with ‘Dollar Matinee’, written by her erstwhile husband Eric Taylor. The most notable song on the album was the title track, and as a souvenir of her folk act of the time, the album was adequate. In 1982, Poet In My Window was released by another local label, Featherbed...

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