Nanci Griffith’s Earliest Albums Are Collectively Reissued As ‘Working In Corners’

Craft Recordings has just released Working in Corners, a new collection of reissues for trailblazing Country-Folk mainstay Nanci Griffith’s earliest long out-of-print albums. That includes her 1978 debut, There’s a Light Beyond These Woods, 1982’s Poet in My Window, 1984’s Once in a Very Blue Moon and 1986’s Grammy-nominated The Last of the True Believers.

Available now in 4-CD and 4-LP vinyl box sets, the collection features rare photos and ephemera, plus liner notes by Holly Gleason (Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Times) and producer Jim Rooney, who worked closely with Griffith during this period.

Rooney, who co-produced the box set, also brings in memories from Griffith’s friends, peers, and collaborators. The albums collected in the set have made their return to digital platforms and all are available now to stream.

In 2021, the music industry lost singer, songwriter and guitarist, Nanci Griffith. The Texas-born, Grammy Award-winning artist, who would have celebrated her 70th birthday next week, was revered for her “compelling storytelling, her distinctive vocals and her special brand of Americana”, which she dubbed “folkabilly”.

During her nearly 45-year career, Griffith released 18 studio albums, placed multiple singles on Billboard’s country charts, made regular appearances on The David Letterman Show and Austin City Limits and saw many of her songs become hits for other artists, Dolly Parton, Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss among them. Along her journey, she collaborated with accomplished fans like Darius Rucker, The Indigo Girls and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck.

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