Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer/songwriter Patty Griffin will perform Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

Griffin’s powerful voice; literate, impressionistic storytelling; and richly evocative melodies have made her one of the best-respected artists in the contemporary folk community. Her first two albums, “Living With Ghosts” and “Flaming Red” are considered seminal albums in the singer/songwriter genre, while “Children Running Though” won Best Album and led to her being named Best Artist at the 2007 Americana Music Awards. She won her Grammy for “Downtown Church,” her 2010 gospel album.

Griffin’s songs have been covered by a myriad of artists including Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez and Bette Midler. She was born in Old Town and resides in Austin, Texas. Griffin’s acoustic tour is in support of her Grammy-nominated “Servant of Love.”

Joan Shelley will open the show with duo partner Nathan Salsburg. She quickly followed her acclaimed 2014 album “Electric Ursa” with “Over and Even,” a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky. It was an album of the year at NPR Music and in the Los Angeles Times; and got four stars in Rolling Stone. Shelley made the record with guitarist Salsburg, recording the bulk of the tracks over just two days.

General admission tickets are $68. The Strand lobby and balcony bars are open for all concerts for those age 21 and older. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email Next up on the concert schedule is the Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, featuring Mike + Ruthy, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. ($20 advance, $25 at door).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or