The Drop Everything List

Patty Griffin and "Her Driver," Painted Churches Tour, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Masterpieces from the Prado . . .

THROW YOUR PLANS OUT the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Patty Griffin and “her driver” in Austin to a painted church tour in the Hill Country. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[December 14–21]

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AUSTIN 

Joy Ride
Patty Griffin’s Saturday night show at the Continental Club, billed as “Patty Griffin and Her Driver,” reportedly sold out in fifteen minutes. That was not necessarily because people are clamoring to see Griffin,  whose last album came out three years ago, and probably not because it is a benefit for Michael Fracasso, the fellow Austin musician who was in a car accident. The gig quickly sold out because fans assume “Her Driver” is Robert Plant, the Led Zeppelin rock star. Plant has been living part time in Austin, “as quietly as possible” he told the Washington Post, and he has shown a strong interest in

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