LONE STAR; Solo Artist Nanci Griffith Will Be a Big Draw

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Byline: By MICHAEL COMMINS

NANCI Griffith weaves a magic spell with her sensitive and compelling interpretations of Folk and Country songs.

Numbers like From a Distance and Lone Star State of Mind established her as a top seller this side of the Atlantic.

Today, Nanci is still doing great music and is once again all set to make that journey across the broad Atlantic where she will perform at the Midlands Festival before going to England for some more shows.

Nanci was born in 1953 in Seguin, near San Antonio and grew up in Austin.

She recorded her first album in 1978, THERE'S A LIGHT BEYOND THESE WOODS. Four years later, Poet In My Window was released but she had to wait a few more years before fame came knocking on her door.

In 1986, Nanci finally made the bigtime when her album LAST OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS received a Grammy nomination. Love At The Five And Dime and The Wing And The Wheel became two of her standard songs.

Then came the re-release of her first two albums and songs like There's a Light Beyond These Woods, Mary Margaret found a whole new and receptive audience. …