I don't have any pictures because I sat in awe for most of the show until I remembered during the last song that I could take one on my phone. It didn't turn out. Oh well.
Patty Griffin at the Ryman has been one of my "dream shows" ever since I fell in love with her music sometime after the fall of 2004. I know it was after the fall of 2004 because I saw her at ACL Fest (where we got engaged) and said something along the lines of "Wow, she's singing a lot of Dixie Chicks songs" to which one of the band members I was with said something like "That's because she wrote them."
I don't remember the first time I heard "Rain,"but I am confident that I set my iPod to repeat. I do remember the first time I heard "Heavenly Day"- I was on my lunch break from EMI and drove around for an extra 4 minutes to hear the end of the song. Then I bought it.
I love her voice, I love her songs. She's amazing.
Oh, and did you know she draws too? You know how I know? My husband gave me one of her drawings for our 5th anniversary. He had gotten it from her for a project he was working right after college. It's now hanging above my desk at home.