Patty Griffin and Friends Rock the Allen

Last night’s Three Girls and Their Buddy tour stop at the Allen Theatre was as close as you might get to an intimate evening at home with your favorite folksy, guitar-rockin’, singer-songwriters. Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, and Buddy Miller sat in a row under quiet stage lights and took turns strumming their hearts out. Their set is purposely under-rehearsed and changes every night. It was so off-the-cuff that occasionally, the person harmonizing would pull out a lyric sheet before joining in. Highlights of the night included all three women crooning on Colvin’s cover of “There’s a Rugged Road,” by Judee Sill, and Harris’ tribute to Heath Ledger, a tender version of Lucinda Williams’ “Sweet Old World.” ...