Patrick Prouty is a veteran bassist/composer from Detroit. From 2000 until 2007, he was the bassist for soul legend Bettye Lavette.
In October of 2007 Patrick released his first recording as a leader entitled The Charmed Life. It is a jazz quartet recording of all original Prouty compositions with an all-star cast of Detroit musicians. In 2008 The Charmed Life won the Detroit Music Award for Best Jazz Recording.
Patrick's song, The Charmed Life, was recently featured in the film, A Gun To The Head, from director Blaine Thurier and was also placed in AMC's, Rubicon. Another song, Remembering Section 403, was featured in the film, The Joneses, starring David Duchovny and Demi Moore. It was also placed in an episode of USA Network's, Covert Affairs and episode #409 of AMC's, Breaking Bad.
Patrick's CD, Rustbelt, was released in March of 2010 on Patrick's own record label Leedle Records. A new CD, New American Daydream, will be released in November 2011.
Patrick currently teaches at The University of Michigan-Flint.