Patty Larkin

Genres: Folk
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists folk singer-songwriter folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Iowa, USA. Expert guitarist and singer-songwriter Patty Larkin has described her style as ‘folk music meets the beat generation meets rock ‘n’ roll.’ In the meantime, critics have described her acoustic, electric and slide guitar technique and presentation as ‘comparable to the best of Bonnie Raitt’. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Larkin studied classical piano for four years before she took up slide guitar as her primary instrument during her seventh grade. Her first songs were written a year later. She enrolled at Berklee College Of Music in the 70s after first attending the University Of Oregon and studying jazz guitar privately. Her time at Berklee saw her researching composition skills and music theory and history, also playing mandolin and guitar in a Celtic band that busked on the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was during this time that she developed her distinctive playing style, a highly percussive and melodic...

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