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Trouble in the Fields: An Artists' Tribute to Nanci Griffith


Download links and information about Trouble in the Fields: An Artists' Tribute to Nanci Griffith. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:39 minutes.

Release date: 2012
Genre: Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:39
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No. Title Length
1. Listen to the Radio (Sara Hickman) 3:35
2. Trouble in the Fields (Caroline Doctorow) 3:21
3. I'm Not Drivin' These Wheels (Kennedys, The) 4:34
4. If I Were a Child (Tom Russell) 3:41
5. I Wish It Would Rain (feat. Alice Despard) (Last Train Home) 4:15
6. The Flyer (Amy Rigby) 4:25
7. Talk to Me While I'm Listening (Jerry Jeff Walker) 3:44
8. Gulf Coast Highway (Tracy Grammer) 4:28
9. It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go (Edwina Hayes) 3:50
10. Last of the True Believers (Jon Stewart) 2:40
11. Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool (Julie Gold) 2:54
12. Lookin' for the Time (Red Molly) 2:47
13. I Don't Wanna Talk About Love (Carolyn Hester) 4:43
14. Love At the Five and Dime (Mark Stewart) 4:42



After some 35 years of recording, Nanci Griffith was long overdue for a tribute album. This eclectic assortment of tunes reflects the depth and diversity of the Texas singer/songwriter’s catalog. Griffith’s work is known for its poetic skill, narrative clarity, and melodic richness. The tracks on this album (co-produced by Nanci’s longtime bandmates Pete and Maura Kennedy) remain faithful to her folk/country/pop sound while adding new twists and embellishments. Jerry Jeff Walker’s laid-back “Talk to Me While I’m Listening,” Amy Rigby’s nostalgic “The Flier,” and Caroline Hester’s quietly passionate “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love” connect with Griffith’s more bittersweet side. Feisty, upbeat tracks like Sara Hickman’s “Listen to the Radio” and Red Molly’s “Lookin’ for the Time” are balanced by the thoughtful spirit of Caroline Doctorow’s “Trouble in the Fields.” Though most of the arrangements lean toward acoustic folk, Eric Brace & Last Train Home’s moody, slide guitar-driven reworking of “I Wish It Would Rain” and Julie Gold’s piano-pop version of “Anyone Can Be Somebody’s Fool” take creative chances that pay off handsomely.