Saturday November 8
PATTY LARKIN redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. She grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the 60s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting in high school. An English major, Larkin sang throughout her college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists. She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).
"A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper...She is
also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.” — New York Times
“Larkin is genre-stretching string popping alterna-folk.”
— Boston Globe
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