A Night With Patty Griffin
I only have three pictures like this. You know the type. The ones where you’re standing next to someone ‘famous’ or ‘recognizable’ and want to capture that moment of meeting them. One is with Sixpence None The Richer back when I was in High School, one is with Jars Of Clay from when I first moved to Nashville and this one.
There’s a couple reasons I only have three of these types of pictures. One being, because I always, yes always, look super awkward. I look awkward because taking a picture like that is awkward. It’s weird to stand there and know that you are taking a picture with someone.
The other reason I only have three of these pictures is because I feel weird asking for them. Like the time I was walking through the Nashville airport and saw this guy named Barack Obama standing in the store where you buy bottled water and over priced peanut M&M’s. Yeah, kinda wishing I had the guts to ask for that picture, but I’ll get it next time. Or like the time I had lunch with Vince Gill and had the guts to ask him to pass the chicken, but not the guts to ask for a quick photo. Again, I’ll get it next time. Or the time I sat next to Randy Jackson on a plane and got an autograph for my mom, but felt weird asking for a picture with me. Or the time I was at Panera and got up to leave and Ben Folds was sitting at the table next to me. Or the time we were at J. Alexanders and Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman walked in. Yep, no pictures…. Because it’s awkward.
Well, last night I wasn’t going to let another one of those times pass. I mean, I’m in a studio sitting around a table chatting with Patty Griffin about how we thought the web-cast we just did went. Who does that? And who doesn’t document it somehow?! Not me. Not this time.
Anyway, we had a great time, the web-cast thing went great. There was a great camera crew, obviously the band sounded amazing and Patty was super nice and easy to work with. So I’ll call it a success.
Okay, so let’s hear it. Who do you have “that picture” with? Ready? Go.