In the photo, she said her grandmother looks like she'd made the biggest mistake of her life, while her grandpa looked like he couldn't wait to get his hands on her! She displayed an incredible sense of warmth and reliability with a few personal stories throughout the night. She also showed off various nuances of her sound, including the old-timey gospel stomp of "Death's Got a Warrant," the instrumental interplay of "Faithful Son," and the Spanish flair of "Mil Besos." "Flaming Red" and "Please Don't Let Me Die in Florida," meanwhile, gave Griffin and her band a chance to kick up their boots. The latter got a big boost from a bluesy electric lead guitar, which gave the song a kick it didn't have on the studio recording.
|Patty Griffin created a sense of nostalgia with stories of her family.|