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More Than A Whisper: Celebrating The Music Of Nanci Griffith CD


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More Than A Whisper: Celebrating The Music Of Nanci Griffith is an all-star tribute to the legacy of the GRAMMY award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Featured artists include Brandy Clark, Shawn Colvin, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Sarah Jarosz, Lyle Lovett and Kathy Mattea, Ida Mae, John Prine and Kelsey Waldon, Todd Snider, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and The War And Treaty covering some of Griffith’s most notable releases. 

The album features Griffith’s friends, collaborators, and fans interpreting her most beloved songs, includingEmmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Kathy Mattea, Shawn Colvin, John Prine and Kelsey Waldon, Sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle, and Mary Gauthier, who also shares her admiration for Griffith in heartfelt liner notes. Recorded over several years in studios across America, More Than a Whisper also includes stirring contributions from Brandy Clark, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle,Iris DeMent,Todd Snider, and Aaron Lee Tasjan, while Ida Mae andThe War and Treaty both appear exclusively on the expanded CD, digital, and HD versions of the album. All proceeds fromMore Than a Whisper will benefit Nashville’s Cumberland Heights, a non-profit treatment facility offering hope and healing to those affected by drug and alcohol addiction

Born in Seguin, TX and raised in Austin, Nanci Griffith (1953 – 2021) began writing and performing songs as a teenager, drawing inspiration from Loretta Lynn and Townes Van Zandt, as well as from Southern literary heroes like Carson McCullers and Tennessee Williams. By her early 20s, Griffith was well entrenched in the local music scene, where she caught the ears of Michael Williams, who released her 1978 debut on his label, B.F. Deal. Williams was immediately captivated by the young artist. “There was never a moment when I felt like she didn’t know what she was doing,” he recalls. “She was probably the most talented person I had the privilege of working with.” Captured on a two-track, There’s a Light Beyond These Woods was comprised nearly entirely of original material (including “I Remember Joe,” “John Philip Griffith,” and “Song for Remembered Heroes”). The stripped-down folk set allowed Griffith’s poetic tales of love and loss to take center stage, introducing her as a promising new songwriter. 


1. You Can’t Go Home Again – Sarah Jarosz 

2. Love At The Five & Dime – John Prine & Kelsey Walden 

3. Listen To The Radio – Billy Strings & Molly Tuttle 

4. Love Wore A Halo – Emmylou Harris 

5. Trouble In The Fields – Lyle Lovett with Kathy Matte 

6. Gold Coast Highway – Brandy Clark 

7. Outbound Plane – Shawn Colvin 

8. Radio Fragile – Ida Mae 

9. It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go – Steve Earl 

10. Late Night Grande Hotel – Aaron Lee Tasjan 

11. Ford Econoline – Todd Snider 

12. Banks of The Pontchartrain – Iris DeMent 

13. More Than A Whisper – Mary Gauthier 

14. From A Distance – The War and Treaty

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