Patty Griffin will take the stage at the Lebanon Opera House this weekend. Griffin and her combo is touring in support of her seventh album, American Kid. The album marks her first record of mainly new material since 2007. American Kid, much of which Griffin says "was written to honor my father," returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn't entirely repeat anything she's done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. In between albums, Griffin became part of Robert Plant's Band of Joy, and she earned a Grammy with Downtown Church, her version of a classic gospel record. Tickets are $48-72.