With only a few days before the May 7th release of her record, American Kid, Patty Griffin made a short visit to Waterloo Records to play some new tracks for a handful of fans.
In the pared-down set (with only producer Craig Ross on guitar and omnichord) she opened with the bluesy “I’m Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone” and “Please Don’t Let Me Die In Florida,” a rocker inspired by a “verbatim quote” from her father who was a “tiny, Irish guy… a little curmudgeon.” She added that while he didn’t want to die there, she actually likes Florida (having lived there once) and that “a girl from Maine can’t complain about the culture anywhere.”
Closing the 30-minute show with “That Kind Of Lonely,” and a tongue-in-cheek tribute to her grandparents, “Get Ready Marie” she stuck around the store signing autographs and chatting with the audience.
Photos by Nichole Wagner
I’m Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone
Please Don’t Let Me Die In Florida
Wild Old Dog
Go Wherever You Want To Go
That Kind Of Lonely
Get Ready Marie