Patty Griffin, Self-Made 'Servant Of Love,' On The Strange Gift Of Age
Ten albums in, Patty Griffin isn't slowing down. Her new album tackles love and humanity with a sound straight out of the juke joint and a passion that surges from each song. It also marks a milestone in the artist's personal life: She began writing it just as she was staring down her 50th birthday.
Gary Clark Jr., the blues-guitar wunderkind from Austin, Texas, who grew up into a solo star, titled his latest LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim in a nod to his own nickname and whirlwind ascent. But there's a song on the album whose name might better represent its overall tone: "The Healing."
WUKY is presenting the first Rock & Roots Super Sonic Showdown during our Spring Pledge Drive. We've created the bracket. Now it's your turn to vote for your favorite artists. It's easy - and a lot of fun!