Patty Griffin To Release ‘Tape’, A Collection of Unreleased Demos And Home Recordings


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2x GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Patty Griffin has announced the upcoming release of TAPE, a collection of rare demos and home recordings to be released on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers on CD and at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, June 10. Pre-orders are available now at a limited discount price of $7.99. In addition, TAPE will be available on cassette via RecordingTheMasters – the worldwide leader in reel-to-reel tape manufacturing – in conjunction with ThinkIndie Distribution on Friday, June 17.

TAPE – which follows 2019’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award-winning PATTY GRIFFIN – is heralded by today’s premiere of “Get Lucky,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. A lyric video for the song is also available now via YouTube.



“At some point in the pandemic, I was digging through my own music streaming to relearn some of my own oldies and found something that had been compiled (perhaps by a computer algorithm) that was titled as a ‘rarities’ or ‘deep cuts’ collection,” Griffin says. “I looked of course, and it was a pretty boring list for the most part. I later dug through some recordings I had done on cheap home recording apps, including my favorite one called TapeDeck which I’m not sure exists anymore. I really liked some of the songs. They were better than I had remembered. I dug around some more and found things from some GarageBand recordings, and then also a couple of things from an in-studio demo session in Nashville that were pretty interesting, including a duet I did with Robert Plant when we first met. It all seemed worth listening to. Back then I didn’t think so, but I do now.

“The sound quality on the majority of things on TAPE is pretty low, but the performances are what really matter to me. My home recordings are almost always my favorite recordings, as far as capturing a fresh, direct feeling. The shy introvert’s dilemma…I’ve always had a hard time creating that same feeling in a studio full of people whose talent is in sound quality. These songs have a feel you can only get when you’re by yourself at three o’clock in the morning. To listen to the bulk of these recordings, you do have to let go of the idea of good sound quality and just listen to the performance. I feel better getting some true rarities out there for people to listen to…not compiled by a computer algorithm.”

Get Lucky
One Day We Could
Strip of Light
Don’t Mind
Little Yellow House
Kiss of a Man
Forever Shall Be

A limited number of TAPE cassettes will be on sale at Griffin’s upcoming North American tour supporting The Chicks, set to get underway June 14 at Maryland Heights, MO’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and then continuing through mid-August; tickets for all announced dates are on sale now. Griffin will precede the summer tour with a headline run of her own, beginning tomorrow, April 27, at New Orleans, LA’s world-famous Tipitina’s and then traveling the US through a two-night stand at New Braunfels, TX’s historic Gruene Hall on May 7 and 8. In addition, Griffin will be among the special guests at Rodney Crowell’s It Starts With A Song, a four-day songwriting camp set for August 25-29 at Nashville, TN’s Scarritt Bennet Center. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit


27 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
29 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre (SOLD OUT)
30 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre

1 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
3 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
4 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre
5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
6 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
7 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
8 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall

14 – St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
15 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
18 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuarts Opera House
19 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center *
21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *
22 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre *
24 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
25 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
27 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center *
29 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview *
30 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre *

2 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre *
5 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center *
6 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
8 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion *
9 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live *
12 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
14 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion *
16 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre *

3-Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
5 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre *
6 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre *
9 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater *
13 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre *
25-28 – Nashville, TN – Rodney Crowell’s It Starts With A Song

* w/The Chicks