Quotes by: Nanci Griffith
Griffith in 2004
||Nanci Caroline Griffith
July 6, 1953 |
Seguin, Texas, U.S.
||Folk, country, singer-songwriter
||Vocalist, acoustic guitar
||B.F. Deal, Featherbed, Philo, MCA, Elektra, Rounder, New Door
||The Blue Moon Orchestra
I was always more interested in story songs, things with a point of view... and things that informed me.
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song.
Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house!
I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult.
It was nice to focus on things outside of my body. Music has always done that for me.