Patty Griffin Plots Intimate Acoustic Tour

Multi-city run wraps up a busy year for the singer-songwriter and her album 'Servant of Love'

Patty Griffin will launch an intimate solo tour in October. Credit: Brigitte Engl/Redferns

One year after releasing Servant of Love, Patty Griffin is gearing up for an acoustic tour, padding a pair of opening dates for John Prine with nearly a month's worth of solo shows.

Beginning with a two-night stand at City Winery in New York City, Griffin's tour routes itself through the northeast, midwest and south, with folk traditionalist Joan Shelley kicking off all shows apart from the Prine dates. Shelley, too, will keep her sets stripped down, performing as a duo with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. New York isn't the tour's only double-date residency, with two-night stands planned in Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Brownfield, Maine, and Alexandria, Virginia.

The shows will help wrap up a long year for Griffin, who has spent much of 2016 on the road. It's been a year of unique package tours and artist collaborations, with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell joining her on the politically charged Use Your Voice Tour and a roster of A-list Americana figures – including Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, the Milk Carton Kids and Steve Earle – teaming up with Griffin for a string of Lampedusa concerts, with profits benefitting refugees in nearly 50 countries.

October 30 — New York City @ City Winery

October 31 — New York City @ City Winery

November 1 — Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center

November 2 — Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center

November 4 — Rockland, ME @ Strand Theater

November 5 — Providence @ Columbus Theatre

November 7 — Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

November 9 — Chicago @ City Winery

November 10 — Chicago @ City Winery

November 11 — Davenport, IA @ Adler Theater with John Prine

November 12 — Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center with John Prine

November 14 — Nashville @ City Winery

November 16 — Nashville @ City Winery

November 17 — Atlanta @ City Winery

November 18 — Atlanta @ City Winery

November 20 — Raleigh, NC @ Fletcher Opera Theater

November 21 — Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere

November 22 — Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere