Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments." Rolling Stone praises her "evocative sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter).
Patty Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the seventies, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). A self described "guitar driven songwriter" and musical omnivore, Patty winds her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. Her songs run from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.
She has recorded and performed with Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Bruce Cockburn, Roseann Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and numerous others. Berklee College of Music awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Music--a distinction shared by the likes of Duke Ellington and Natalie Cole. Her adopted city of Boston once celebrated a "Patty Larkin Appreciation Day."
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