I had coffee with Nanci Griffith a long time ago. I was a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriters competition outside of Austin. As a finalist I became a Newfolk which is a kind of fraternity for songwriters. Because of this I got to hang backstage with the big boys and girls. She asked if I’d have a seat at her picnic table. Michael Johnson was there and Steve Gillette also. That year Lucinda Williams was a judge. I did not win.
Nanci Griffith is probably best known for a song she did not write. Julie Gold wrote it. The song is “From a Distance.”
I like to hear the writers play their own songs. This is Julie Gold’s original version of the song she wrote.
Enjoy! (and stay healthy!)