I was going through all of my music and came across 1 of my absolute, total, and complete favorites…Nanci Griffith. During my abusive marriage and my eventual escape, I listened to her nonstop. I 1st discovered her in 1985 when she made her 1st appearance on a PBS show called Austin City Limits. You could just hear Texas when she spoke and sang. She has been classified as a folk, country, and pop artist. I think she’s most definitely a folk singer. She writes a large number of her songs, plays acoustic guitar, and has a wonderful, melodious singing voice with such range. I bought all of her cassettes, then upgraded to CDs, then everything available on iTunes, and now she has her own playlist in my Amazon Music Unlimited. I have taken her with me for 34 years and counting. I always listened to her when I was writing because she inspired me. She was born and raised in Texas, just like me, was creative and a poet, also like me, and her poetry and music has been played and heard all over the world, just like I want my writing to be read. She made me want to be someone’s touchstone. I feel like I owe a lot to Nanci Griffith…for being my comfort in difficult times, for making me want to dance in happier times, for putting me to sleep at night and waking me up in the morning, and making me truly crave to express my creativity through my writing. I guess that what I’ve been missing lately is Nanci backing me up. Well, she’s back now and I’m ready to create! Also, if you’ve never heard of her…give her a listen. I like her earlier music best because it was there for me when I felt afraid and lost and then helped me emerge from that time of my life.
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