With eleven studio albums and two live recordings under her belt, Patty mines the intersections of poetry and song with her innovative 14th release, Bird In A Cage. Bird puts poems from ten notable poets to song, including US Poet Laureates
William Carlos Williams, Stanley Kunitz, Kay Ryan, Robert Pinsky and Billy Collins, for a new and haunting collection that pulses with the magic of lyricism. Poems are made to be shared aloud, and with Bird, Patty takes up that tradition and sets
it aglow: her extraordinary musical shadings make each poem a star.
Bird was co-produced by Patty and Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann, Howie Day, Jen Trynin, Letters To Cleo), who Patty has called her “musical compass.” Their collaboration spanned 16 years and five albums. The project is dedicated to his memory.
Other recordings include 25 (a career retrospective reworked with 25 friends, among them, Grammy award winners Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and Janis Ian), and the groundbreaking La Guitara (a compilation of women
guitarists including Sharon Isbin, Badi Assad, Wu Mann, Kaki King, among others, who are actively changing our preconceptions about gender and guitar heroes).
“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 Times