“This is by one of my favourite singers, Patty Griffin. I’ve toured with her and played on a couple of her albums; this song is on her 2004 record Impossible Dream. She’s a huge talent, very soulful, so much more than just a country singer, which is probably how most people view her. Mind you, that’s changed a bit after the Robert Plant album she’s on, Band Of Joy.
“I saw the gig they played in Austin last year, and Patty went out of her way to make sure myself and Robert met up – I hadn’t actually seen him since about 1971. I’m always in awe of Patty whenever I play with her, sometimes I actually forget to play my parts because I’m too busy watching her! I first discovered her when I was part of Billy Bragg’s band, The Blokes, and she opened for us. I’d be at the side of the stage every night, totally enamoured by her.”