She is also featured on Plant's solo album Band of Joy, released in September 2010 by Rounder Records.
In 1997, Griffin's song "Not Alone", from the album Living with Ghosts, was used in the final scene and ending credits for the 1997 film Niagara, Niagara.
Griffin's first DVD, Patty Griffin: Live From the Artists Den, was filmed on February 6, 2007, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts on New York's Lower East Side and released later that year.
In 2007, Griffin was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, the top honor bestowed by the association, and her album Children Running Through was selected as Best Album.At the awards ceremony she performed "Trapeze" with Emmylou Harris harmonizing.Griffin's second album, Flaming Red, released in 1998, was a departure from the acoustic sound of Living with Ghosts, with a mix of mellow songs and high-tempo rock and roll songs.The title track, "Flaming Red", is an example of the latter, beginning with an even beat until it increases to a fevered pitch of emotion.It was released by A&M in 2013, 13 years after it was recorded (and well after bootlegged copies had been circulated).
A&M dropped Griffin's contract after Silver Bell was recorded, and she was then signed by Dave Matthews's ATO Records.In October 2008, she sang background vocals on Todd Snider's cover of John Fogerty's "Fortunate Son" for Snider's Peace Queer album.In February 2009, she was featured on the album Feel That Fire, by Dierks Bentley, in a duet on the song "Beautiful World".She is an accomplished vocalist and plays guitar and piano.She is known for her stripped-down songwriting style in the folk music genre.In 2009, Griffin, along with Mavis Staples and the Tri-City Singers released a version of the song "Waiting for My Child to Come Home" on the compilation album Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration.