Folk Singer-Songwriter Nanci Griffith Has Passed Away
The folk artist Nanci Griffith has died at the age of 68. The singer’s management confirmed her death. Nanci Griffith was best known for the classic hit ‘From A Distance’.
Folk singer and songwriter’s management shared a statement. The statement stated, “It was Nanci’s wish that no further formal statement or press release happen for a week following her passing.”
Griffith became popular in the mid-70s with some of her renowned classics like ‘Love At The Five And Dime’ and ‘Outbound Plane’. This folk artist was also known for recording her album ‘Lone Star State Of Mind’ in 1987. The album becomes a popular Bette Midler cover.
Don McLean paid tribute to the late singer describing her as “a lovely person.” He wrote, “I worked with her on a TV special we did for PBS TV, and on that show, we sang two duets. They were ‘And I Love You So’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’.
He also added, “I never heard anyone sing harmony in a more beautiful way. We should have done an album together. At this taping in Austin, Texas she brought her father to see it. I really loved her spirit it was warm and loving and I’m really sorry to hear she has gone.”
Griffith’s work became politically popular with age. She openly criticized George W Bush while supporting Barack Obama. Her last album ‘Intersection’ released in 2012 and she described it as “a protest album”.