Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Patty Griffin

Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 3 May 2013

PATTY GRIFFIN was standing in a former South Austin church, now a private residence not far from her own home, and the rough-hewn roof beams, rope-hung chandelier and elk head overhead provided an apt setting for 'Wild Old Dog', a bluesy gospel number that compares God to a homeless dog. The occasion was a New West Records party during South by Southwest to unveil Griffin's forthcoming album, American Kid, and this song pulls together many of the strands that make up the record.

Total word count of piece: 1706


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.