Patty Larkin
Patty Larkin - extraordinary guitarist
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2010 marks Patty's 25th year of recording music...

Some essential background:

Patty At A Glance
Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for 25 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and subtle sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

In 2010, she celebrates a quarter of a century of music making with 25, a recording 25 love songs reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends along the way. Guest artists include Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Bruce Cockburn, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others (get the complete list). 25 is the unplugged version of classic Patty Larkin love songs, created with a dream team of some of acoustic music's heroes. A collectible collection for fans and critics alike, 25 is eloquent marker for an illustrious career. In the spirit of camaraderie and musical adventure, Patty will unite with many of her musical colleagues in a highly anticipated series of performances throughout 2010.

25 is her first project since her NY Times critics choice Watch The Sky and ground-breaking La Guitara, a compilation of international women guitarists. Patty is currently writing for her next project.

touring
A musical omnivore and lauded as an exceptional live performer, Larkin will tour national and internationally in 2010 to celebrate “25”, armed only with her acoustic guitar.  Throughout the year, she will be joined onstage with guests from “25.”  Watch her tour page for details.

awards
Patty Larkin is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, recognized for her outstanding contributions to contemporary music, alongside synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Over the years, other recipients of this prestigious honor have been Duke Ellington, Sting, Natalie Cole, among others. Patty Larkin has won an unprecedented 11 Boston Music Awards and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Berklee College of Music and “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day”, a proclamation by Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino.

films/television/covers
Evolution (Film/Dreamworks) "Regrooving The Dream
Random Hearts (Film/Columbia Pictures) "Good Thing"
Sliding Doors (Film/Miramax) "Coming Up For Air" and "Tenderness on the Block"
Men in Trees (Television) "Wolf At The Door"
"Homicide" (Television) "Open Arms"
"Good Thing" Cher
"I Told Him That My Dog Wouldn't Run" Holly Cole

appears on
Bruce Cockburn "Charity of Night"
Dar Williams "My Better Self"
Roseanne Cash "The Wheel"
John Gorka "The Company You Keep"