Patty Griffin

Music, Pop
Patty Griffin
Photograph: Cambria Harkey Patty Griffin
The Grammy-winning alt-country singer, songwriter and guitarist can helm her own songs with a fiery conviction that rivals any of the superstars for whom she's penned hits, including Emmylou Harris and the Dixie Chicks. Her album Silver Bell was shelved in 2000 and finally saw the light of day last year, so expect to hear some gems from that buried treasure.