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Patty Griffin: Bush Hall, London

Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 4 December 2002

AFTER COMPLETING A DOZEN DATES supporting Billy Bragg, who played his last gig of the tour at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, Patty Griffin moved around the corner to the Bush Hall to do a show of her own. The Bush is not well-known as a venue, but with its 300-odd capacity it ought to have a future as a showcase for intimate performances like this. Griffin kept telling us what a great time she had been having in England; maybe the hall's wedding-cake decor, dangling glass chandeliers and giant Christmas tree were having a hypnotic seasonal effect on her.

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