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).
The Boston Globe calls her “an uncommonly articulate guitarist.” The New York Times hails her as “a mood-shaper,” comparing her to the best of Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. Patty Larkin is not only a virtuosic slide guitarist, but also an imaginative and versatile vocalist, and riveting performer. Her newest compositions are richly contemplative tracks about solitude and togetherness, open vistas and spiritual quests. Her alto voice can be breathy and confiding, or tinged with the blues, delicate yet expressive. Artful and forward-minded songs probe her listeners to ask lofty questions, then bring them down to earth with gentle ache and sweet joy. A descendent from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, Patty is additionally armed with an English major and studies of jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music. Her over 25-year career has traveled from coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco to busking on the streets of Cambridge. She now holds an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee where she is also an Artist in Residence and has earned eleven Boston Music Awards. 8:00 p.m. $15 early bird / $20 week of.