Audra Mae carries a torch for Patty Griffin

Audra Mae and Patty Griffin

Audra Mae and Patty Griffin

Audra Mae’s recommendation: “Patty Griffin!!! The first thing I ever learned on guitar was one of her songs called Let Him Fly. I aspire to be as true to my music as she is to hers. Love you, Patty!”

New to Patty Griffin? Audra Mae suggests you start here: “Get Downtown Church! It’s her latest and she’s not messin’ around.”

Listen to a track from the album here:

About the guest author, Audra Mae: She penned the only original track on Susan Boyle’s chart-topping, 9 million-selling I Dreamed a Dream album and has a TV placement singing Bob Dylan’s Forever Young on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” And you can say that all is just a warm-up for this 25 year-old firecracker from Oklahoma who also happens to be the great grand niece of the late Judy Garland. Audra has released a stunning first album called The Happiest Lamb, produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero). If you like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and, yes, Patty Griffin, this is a must-have. Her first EP also features a rollicking version of Whitesnake’s (yes, Whitesnake has for the first, and possibly last time made its way on to this site) Here I Go Again (listen below!!!). You should also spy Audra’s website to check her current tour dates.