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CD is seminal singer-songwriter’s 19th album and first album of all-new material since 2005

Los Angeles, California – Nanci Griffith’s classic sound – folk/country melodies built around stories that aren’t afraid to tackle big subjects all delivered with the artist’s signature vocal style – returns in full bloom on THE LOVING KIND, her new album scheduled for release on June 9th from Rounder Records.  Featuring thirteen new songs, THE LOVING KIND is Nanci’s most politically outspoken release in years, and underscores her stature as one of the music world’s most esteemed singer-songwriters. The release of THE LOVING KIND will be accompanied by a U.S. tour.

With a recording and touring history that stretches back more than two decades, Griffith has established, what Madison Avenue would call, a “brand.” But her signature music is much more about art than commerce, which is why her fan base has remained incredibly loyal – fans include contemporaries such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris, all of whom have either recorded her songs or insisted she record theirs.

With her last CD (the critically-acclaimed Ruby’s Torch), a torch song tribute, THE LOVING KIND is her first studio album of original and contemporary cover material since 2005’s Hearts in Mind. The title track, emblematic of the album’s story songs, refers to Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 landmark civil rights case that once and for all ended the ban on interracial marriages in the U.S. Richard and Mildred Loving were a married white man and black woman who were forced to leave their native state of Virginia under threat of arrest because of the state’s Jim Crow law prohibiting marriages between different races.

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What: Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
When: Thursday, April 16 through Sunday April 19, 2009
Where: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Silk Hope, North Carolina. Just down the road from Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro.
For more info: Schedule and info at www.shakorihills.org or by calling (919) 542-8142. Information is always being updated.

Stages: The festival will feature more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent.

Featured performers: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale , Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Rachid Taha, The Old Ceremony, Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, Todd Snider, The Horse Flies, and Justin Townes Earle

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