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Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments" while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter ).

Patty Larkin's new release Still Green, her 13th recording, is co-produced with Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann, Howie Day). Still Green plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea traveling from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. Much of it written in a primitive dune shack on the Outer Banks of Cape Cod’s National Seashore, Still Green is a fresh approach to sound and life from a legendary songwriter who continues to amaze.

Patty's previous release, 25, celebrated a quarter century of music making with a 25-song, career retrospective reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends. Among them, Grammy winners (Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Janis Ian), and a veritable who's-who of singer songwriters (Bruce Cockburn, Martin Sexton, Dar Williams, Greg Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter), and others.

INTUITIVE SONGCRAFT - "Larkin's shows are celebrations of song, guitar and voice coming together in perfect unison with a perfect blend of skill and humility. Patty Larkin would never tell you that she’s a great guitarist, but she'll show you all night long."_CityBeat

performance Formats
Standard performance is solo with vocals, handmade Olson Guitar, a Fender Strat, octave mandolin, Baritone guitar and looping devices.
Available to package with various artists including RORY BLOCK, or collaborators of Patty's 25 release, or others.
Corporate & private events
Select touring available with La Guitara: Gender Bending Strings, a mini-festival of influential female guitarists.
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CRITICS CHOICE - "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." ~NY Times
WILD PERFECTION - "Patty Larkin transmits eccentric magic." ~Boston Globe
TRIPLE THREAT - "An absolutely stunning guitarist, Larkin matches her instrumental chops as a vocalist & songwriter." ~Billboard
"Genre Stretching String Popping Alterna-folk"
~Guitar World
RIVETING - "Patty Larkin is one of the most gifted performers in music today. A remarkable guitarist, an imaginative and versatile vocalist, Larkin turns in a riveting performance." ~Chicago Tribune
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24-Sep-2013 — Signature Sounds releases Patty Larkin's 13th career recording, Still Green. This is her first all-new studio recording since Watch The Sky in 2008. SRO agents are booking CD-release through 2014. Make an Offer
9-Aug-2013 — A few live songs from her forthcoming Still Green and conversation today when Patty Larkin visits Radio Boston on WBUR 90.9 FM. Listen 
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