Nanci Griffith

Kecia and I road tripped to Fargo, ND this past Friday evening to see Nanci Griffith play at the Fargo Theater. Traffic leaving the twin cities was absolutely ridiculous. Trying to travel north on I-94 on the north side of Minneapolis/St. Paul sucks. I honestly didn’t think we were going to make it to the show on time. I was doing the mileage in my head the entire trip. I’m the type of person who likes to be insanely early to events like this. Movies, games, concerts…I’m only comfortable if I’ve arrived an hour before the promoter. That’s a slight exaggeration, but only slight, as Kecia would gladly tell you. I don’t know why…I just need to be really early much to the annoyance of anyone going to a show with me. Which is why I like going to shows by myself. But, that’s neither here nor there. We made it to our seats just as Clive Gregson was starting his opening set, which was fantastic. He handles the lead guitar work in Nanci’s band. He’s really great. He plays parts that you almost don’t realize are there. Very smooth. Nanci was great as well. I hadn’t seen her play live for a long time, and she didn’t disappoint at all. Highlights for me were “Workin’ in Corners” and “It’s A Hard Life”

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