OTHER VOICES, OTHER GRAVES
Folk and country singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith has died after a long battle with cancer aged 68. The Texan singer, who won a Grammy in 1994 for her album Other Voices Other Rooms, was a frequent performer with the Blue Moon Orchestra. Griffith was inspired to write many of her songs about loss when her teenage boyfriend died in a motorcycle crash. Merging folk music with country into what she called folkabilly, she was best known as songs such as Love at the Five and Dime, and had worked with Willie Nelson and The Crickets. She was a unique pick for God’s Gonna Gettem.
6 July 1953 – 13 August 2021