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American Kid

Patty Griffin Audio CD
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New West Records is proud to announce that Patty Griffin will release her new album, American Kid, on May 7. The album, co-produced by Griffin and Craig Ross, is her seventh and first for New West. It is her first album of mainly new material since the acclaimed Children Running Through in 2007. In between then and now, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church in 2010 and became a ... Read more in Amazon's Patty Griffin Store

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  • Audio CD (13 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Patty Griffin - In the name of the father 13 May 2013
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For the first time since 2007's "Children Running Through" Patty Griffin has recorded an album of original material and its quiet wonder. "American Kid" is an album of songs largely dedicated to her extraordinary father, a former Second World War veteran, Trappist monk and parent of seven. It is a deeply personal statement which in turn makes for one of her finest and most introspective records. Her voice throughout is in turns sweet, haunting and pristine and she is backed by a variety of premier division musicians not least North Mississippi Allstars/brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson and fellow Band of Joy member Robert Plant. Indeed there has been much online speculation about whether Percy and Patty are married or not? Griffin has recently dismissed this but they are clearly soul mates and Plant sings backing on three of the album tracks.

Griffin bookends this album with two songs about the death of her father that are raw yet considerably lifted by her searing vocals. The album commences with open-hearted "Go Wherever You Wanna Go." infused with lines which reference her fathers life and a nod to his journey to a higher spiritual plane. It is a genuinely lovely feast but is easily matched by the closing sweet melancholy of the bluesy "Gonna Miss You When You're Gone". Here she wears a broken heart on her sleeve and we respond by trying to hide that large lump in our throats. In between Griffin shows that she is every bit the equal of the great country singers like Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris with some stellar songs. One of these is a superb duet with Plant on "Ohio" a haunting alt country lament with an excellent accompanying video.
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3.0 out of 5 stars How Much Growin On U Does It Need? 26 Aug 2013
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I love Patty and have got 4 earlier albums. This album got quite a bit of hype so having been disappointed at first play, I have played it a number of times since then and still have yet to be convinced. I don't think the songs are as strong as Flaming Red or Ghosts or even Downtown Church (yes, I know!) and I don't even think she's in such good voice but I'm going to persevere, just 'cos she's such a talent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Patty album for you ! 22 Nov 2013
By Ray
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Another great album from Patty Smith her voice just makes the hairs on my neck stand proud what a tallent dont think she's made a bad album to date ? Every one a gem !
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Kid 14 Nov 2013
By AC_86
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Patty Griffin is an extraordinary talent. The voice that errupts from her small form is outstanding and a thing of beauty. This album is her most personal as it is inspired from the passing of her father and the writing that Patty put into the songs helped her cope with the loss of her father. I have enjoyed the album the more I listen to it, maybe hearing a lyric or a piece of music I had missed on my previous listen. The album is definately a grower. I think the song Ohio is just a masterpiece and Robert Plants vocals help bring it to another level. Wild Old Dog is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. For me, Patty Griffen definately doesnt get the recognition that she deserves, she is a very rare talent in a music industry that is just about making a quick bit of money nowadays. Buy this album and her back catalouge. You'll be glad you did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Around. 29 Oct 2013
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As a big fan of Lucinda Williams and Eliza Gilkyson I have to say this young lady is right up with the best of them. Reading between the lines she has had a hard time with labels and/or management but has come through on the rails to make one of the 3 best albums I have heard in the last year. DON'T MISS THIS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 1 Sep 2013
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This album has it all, ballads & gritty Americana, backed by the Dickinson's, this is stuck on play at the moment and still as fresh as the 1st time, hurry up and tour the UK again Patty as I will be putting my money down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Gold 31 July 2013
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There are few singers who can get to the heart of a lyric like Patty Griffin. Her emotive and beautiful voice is something else. 'American Kid' is possibly her best album to date (although '1000 Kisses' is a mighty contender for that title!). In part a homage to her father this wonderful record is at turns heartbreaking and uplifting. For those who have not tuned in to Patty Griffin this is a brilliant place to discover an artist who is simply incapable of making a bad record. For existing fans the question has to be asked, why are you bothering to read this review when you could be listening to this marvellous record???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Jun 2014
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Brilliant album
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