The torchbearer of a music that brings together folk and country, Austin native Nanci Griffith's endless talent for crafting and performing songs has earned her a devoted international following. Griffith has penned such classics as "Gulf Coast Highway" (a notable duet by Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson), "Love At The Five And Dime" (a Grammy nominated hit for Kathy Mattea) and "Outbound Plane" (a hit for Suzy Bogguss). In turn, she was the first to record Julie Gold’s Grammy winning classic "From A Distance." She has also been honored with five Grammy nominations, three as a solo artist (winning once) and twice for performances on albums by Irish musical ambassadors The Chieftains (winning once). She has brought her unique brand of "folkabilly” to appreciative audiences from Austin’s Hole In The Wall bar to New York’s Carnegie Hall, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Today, the journey of one of the most admired and acclaimed of singer-songwriters of the last thirty years - a career marked by a beautiful voice, brilliant songwriting and uncommon emotional commitment – continues with an intimate concert in the Shedd Concert Hall.