Patty Griffin and Jenny Lewis: Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire

Jenny Lewis (Mark C. Austin)

Blondes have more fun. Brunettes can read. Redheads, they sing. Friday afternoon of ACL saw two such enflamed songbirds. Sunday will feature two more, but until then...

Local chanteuse Patty Griffin whipped up the fest's first recorded breeze with opener "Heavenly Day," from last year's Children Running Through. It was a gentle ode to the relenting temp. It emanated from the five-piece huddled in a small circle. Two acoustic guitars. An accordion. An upright bass. Traps of modest size graced with jazz brushes. They were straight-up busking. Click here for more...

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