Duke Performances

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins & Anaïs Mitchell

Friday, February 26, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Page Auditorium


Three great American songwriters share the stage for an intimate presentation of their finest songs. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell have each spent the last decade developing some of the most distinctive voices in American roots music. In this special show, they will sing from their own catalogues, back each other vocally and instrumentally, and recount the stories behind the songs.

Griffin is a songwriting titan, weaving folk, gospel, and anthemic country rock into her GRAMMY-winning catalogue. She “digs deep into introspective lyrics… [using] the silence between notes to create shimmering music you won’t soon forget” (American Songwriter). Watkins, a founding member of progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek, has released two solo albums on Nonesuch to critical acclaim, and Mitchell is a Vermont-bred maverick whom The Independent on Sunday calls “the most original artist working in the field of new American folk music.” This concert promises to be a rare and illuminating meeting of three exceptionally creative musicians.

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