RIP Nanci Griffith
When I resumed playing guitar and started songwriting I got very interested in 'songwriter's songwriters' and Nanci was certainly one of them to me, along with John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, etc.. At that point I think I had her MCA retrospective CD but had not given it a proper listen yet. I bought a compilation songbook called Folk Pop Rock. Thumbing through the songs and reading the lyrics I just had to learn Nanci's song 'It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go'. As I recall, that was one of the first cover songs that I memorized. It still hits me between the eyes.