The 42nd Kent State Folk Festival concluded on a high note with a performance by singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith and her band. Griffith was "discovered" singing 'round a campfire at Kerrville by singer/songwriter Tom Russell soon after she made her professional debut at 14. Quickly, she was building a reputation as one of Nashville's most-respected songwriters, an artist who filled her songs with intimacy and heartache. An artist with a large and vehement fan following, Griffith has been embraced by both the Country and Folk worlds. The most-recent album from the Grammy Award-winning Griffith is Ruby's Torch (Rounder), a CD that pays homage to the torch songs that were her father's favorites.