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When the sessions went well, she just as quickly agreed to tour behind the album, which was released under the name Band of Joy.
She’d effectively be a backup singer, but she says that was okay because it would give her more time to grieve and let her do the kind of singing she grew up on, singing that could help her shed the folksinger tag she had so often been saddled with.
My feelings are very much ones of sadness and regret, but I also disturbed myself.
I had to come back [to Worcestershire] to find out just how much I valued what I’d left behind – it’s an old song, I guess.
As a live act, she draws thousands in major markets, hundreds in smaller ones.
And in spite of her singular voice, other singer-songwriters have taken on her compositions as well, including the Dixie Chicks (who recorded three of them), Emmylou Harris, and Kelly Clarkson. “When you write a song, you hope people are going to sing with the record, at home, in their cars.
That “source”—the grief driving much of the album—was the 2009 death of her father, Lawrence Griffin. So hard that, even a year later, “it still didn’t feel like I’d be up for going out and playing emotional material.” Then, one day, the phone rang. Miller was working with Plant on an album and had suggested that they bring Griffin on board as a vocalist.
Plant was amenable, and after Miller presented the idea to Griffin, she quickly said yes.
“I wanted it to sound simple and maybe a little gritty, because if you dress a song up too much, it can distance it from the source,” she says.
She would get to rock.“What inspired me to sing in the first place was rock stuff, showy stuff,” she says.
“I’m not going to lie, Robert was one of my vocal inspirations early on.
You can get a pork enchilada there whilst picking up some British tomato ketchup and some teabags, and you can do the whole transaction in Spanish.” Fair enough, good sir—and ramble on.
Sometimes there are butterflies, she says, but there weren’t this time.