Patty Larkin
Patty Larkin - extraordinary guitarist
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WILD PERFECTION — BOSTON GLOBE
An uncommonly articulate guitarist, she has evolved into one of the finest self-accompanists anywhere in popular music.

TOP 10 — NEW YORK TIMES
A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper...She is also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Rait and Lucinda Williams.

RIVETING — CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.

STRUM-BEAT — GUITAR WORLD
Larkin is genre-stretching string popping alterna-folk

TRIPLE-THREAT — BILLBOARD
An absolutely stunning guitarist, Larkin matches her instrumental chops as a vocalist and songwriter, making her a true triple-threat artist.

DROP DEAD BRILLIANT —PERFORMING SONGWRITER
Imagine a drop dead brilliant guitar player, a richly textural singer, a commanding, poetic songwriter, a hilarious and personable entertainer. Now imagine these all in one person. There you have Larkin.

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CRITICS CHOICE: PROFOUND RESULTS - New York Times
Richly contemplative tracks about solitude and togetherness, open vistas and spiritual quests. Her voice can be breathy and confiding, tinged with the blues or infused with Joni Mitchell's pearly depth... Larkin is deeply attuned to the resonances of her many instruments....meditative chords ripple across acoustic and electric guitars in "Cover Me" and "Traveling Alone," and float over a dance beat in "Phone Message." Countless little slide and steel-guitar licks ricochet around conga drums and filtered choruses of her voice in "Beautiful."

MASTERFUL - Billboard
The sonic multiplicity of these dozen tunes is impressive. "Hallelujah" is a rhythmic pearl that's radio-ready, while "Hollywood"...elicits an anomalous sound worthy of Laurie Anderson. Ballad "Dear Heart" is direct and elegantly done. "Phone Message" - an uncanny mix of insistent drums, ethereal voices and an instrumental arrangement.

ONE OF AMERICAN MUSIC'S MOST DISTINCTIVE GUITARISTS - Associated Press
"Watch the Sky," is an artful, forward-minded collection of songs featuring dreamy textures and percolating percussion... Larkin's delicate yet expressive alto probes matters of the spirit and soul... She pulls listeners in with mantras and searching, Zen-inspired phrases, but brings it down to earth with moments of gentle ache and sweet joy.

GRIPPING - Boston Globe
A stark, yet varied, palette of ambient folk-pop that shimmers softly and speaks in potent, dreamy tones. "Phone Message"...blurs the line between earthy songcraft and modern technology. She nails the misplaced dream of "Hollywood" in a queasy, narcotic thumbnail and chases it with a slinky, beat-driven soul tune more redolent of Erykah Badu than the folk tradition.

EXQUISITE - Performing Songwriter
Larkin purveys mood music with a firm emotional core - a sound that's serene yet surreal, one that treads softly while whispering seductively.

INNOVATIVE ARRANGEMENTS - Vintage Guitar
Patty Larkin is one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world. On Watch The Sky, she focuses on her songwriting, singing and multi-instrumental talents. The final results are as stellar as her guitar playing.

NEW OPUS - MTV.com
The folk-pop vet plays us her new opus ...fusing modern technology with acoustic instruments.

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