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Patty Griffin: American Kid

Holly Gleason, Paste, 7 May 2013

WITH A BIT OF JUKE-JOINT loose blues strumming rising from a National guitar, Patty Griffin leans into 'Don't Let Me Die In Florida' with a tortured cry on what becomes a steamy track with a deep, surging pocket. A swampy exhortation, it is Appalachia gone gator with the songwriter's fevered enjoinder given further urgency as her soprano swings from wide-open wail to silken surrender.

Total word count of piece: 421


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