Om Nanci Griffith
Lilith Fair has littered the landscape with acres of golden-voiced, confessional Singer-Songwriters. Don't let Nanci Griffith get lost amongst the chaff. The luminous Texan wrote and performed her beautiful mix of folk, country, and pop while Jewel was still modeling Underoos to her kindergarten chums. Griffith had a couple of minor country hits and earned the highest respect from such American peers as Emmylou Harris and John Prine, but their literate, intimate nature seem to have found an easier home in Ireland and Great Britain than America. Griffith isn't overshadowed one bit by performing songs by respected tunesmiths Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt on Other Voices, Other Rooms, a stunning document of overlooked songs.