She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 6.5 years.
Patricia Jean “Patty” Griffin (born March 16, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
But despite all the paparazzi-like behavior on display, perhaps the most extraordinary part of the evening was the solo set Griffin opened with, which compelled every one of those 200 people to stand rapt, in pin-drop silence.
This is the Patty Griffin Effect: when she sings, people listen. She could sing on a sidewalk during Mardi Gras and transform Bourbon Street into Carnegie Hall.
As previously reported, Plant and Griffin are planning a Band of Joy album for 2013 that will be “far, far out with psychedelic pedal steel and all sorts of stuff.” They are also part of a “spacey, trippy” group called the Sensational Shape Shifters, who have been performing this summer.
It doesn’t seem likely the 63-year-old Plant would have to hide such an arrangement with his Band of Joy bandmate.But what made her Continental Club performance especially impressive was that she commanded that silence with a set of mostly new material, much of it deadly serious. Another drew a metaphor between an abandoned dog and God.And then there was the song about a soldier’s suicide.It was historic, because any way you slice it, Plant is the biggest rock star ever to live within Austin’s city limits. Since Plant moved here, in 2011, to live with Griffin, there’s been no shortage of people trying to guess the precise location of their South Austin home, of I-saw-him-at-the-H-E-B Facebook posts, of passersby scrutinizing Griffin’s left hand, attempting to figure out whether they’re married (they’re not).Before showtime on this particular night, many patrons kept an eye on the pool room tucked just behind the stage, where you could see an unmistakable blond mane poking out from a chauffeur’s cap.The cult singer/songwriter already connects with a legion of fans through songs detailing all manner of heartbreak and joy.But for her first album of new solo material since 2007's "Children Running Through It" (2010's Grammy Award-winning "Downtown Church" was a live recording), she says, "I wanted it to sound like I was in the room with you." To that end, she and producer Craig Ross hired her stage sound engineer Roy Taylor to rig up "a bunch of old microphones to get that local sound," while hunkered down at the "funky, lived-in" Zebra Ranch Studio located an hour outside of Memphis, owned by Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi All-Stars (both of whom play on the record).I think I’m going to pass on that question since the upcoming tour is the League of Women one. Someone recently commented on You Tube that you are “the world’s most underrated artist.” What’s your reaction to that? I will say there’s a social consciousness to it, particularly related to women.That’s clear to me now, and it wasn’t when I was younger."Studios are designed to pull out all of that beautiful ambience you get from singing in a room, and then the engineer puts it back in digitally or through whatever machinery you've got," says Griffin, speaking from her home in Austin."But I wanted it to be a little rough around the edges.