UPDATE

Tickets to Patty Griffin’s all-too-brief tour are now available on the secondary market. See our list of links below, and be sure to check back for any new additions:

Original Post

Many may think they’re unfamiliar with the simple albeit affecting sounds of Patty Griffin (inexcusably, she didn’t pop up on our extensive list of most popular artists), but the nouvelle folk singer has been a pop-cultural mainstay for years. Covered by everyone from Emmylou Harris to The Dixie Chicks to Matt Nathanson to Kelly Clarkson, Griffin’s songs have also provided the atmospherics on shows such as “Bones,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” and “Crossing Jordan.”

Now, the woman behind the words everyone else is singing is striking out on her own. Patty Griffin’s brief 2012 U.S. tour – her first in 12 years – will cover only venues out West and in the Heartland, with two performances in Louisiana, two in Georgia, and the finale show scheduled for October 25 in Oklahoma.

For those watching the rain this week from their homes on the Eastern seaboard, a plane ticket may just be worth the splurge. Scroll below to see if you can finagle any vacation time around her dates, and check back here when tickets for the blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em concert schedule become available.

Patty Griffin Concert Schedule 2012

Date City State Venue
10/18/2012 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
10/19/2012 Baton Rouge LA Manship 
10/21/2012 Duluth GA Red Clay
10/22/2012 Athens GA Melting Point
10/25/2012 Norman OK Sooner Theater

Patty Griffin Average Ticket Price 2012

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 7/28/2012 $298.53

Patty Griffin: “Moses”

Patty Griffin: “Rain”