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