Patti Jo Edwards has been producing, recording, performing and teaching music for over 40 years.
Her television show, "Patti Jo Roth's Songwriters' Soundstage" was aired over stations located as far away as England, Australia and Brazil and included a yearly live awards show, "The Rothies". During that time, Patti Jo also produced and hosted a television show out of Berkeley called, "Live at LaVals", an interview and performance show that went out to Oakland, San Leandro and the rest of the East Bay.
Beyond her productions that featured music, Patti Jo produced and directed two telethons for PCTV Channel 8 in Pacifica, a series for Midcoast TV Channel 6 titled, "On the Go With Patti Jo" taking viewers to back-roads destinations along the Midcoast, and the weekly TV series "Whales of Tales" for the Peninsula Library Association, a children's show featuring a librarian sharing books with young children to encourage reading.
Patti Jo has had six of her original songs receive radio air-play including, "Line in the Sand", "No Kissin' Just Talkin", "She"s So Strange, She Don't Like Sushi", "Temporary State of the Blues" "Shakin' and Slidin" and "The Electric Car Song".
Two of her albums: "Two Friends and a Chair" and "Kitchen Floor Blues" were written and produced by Patti Jo Roth and her then partner, Linda Tringali.
Patti Jo's third album was entirely self-produced consisting of songs written, arranged and performed by her and titled, "River".
Besides performing on television and radio, Patti Jo has entertained at festivals, theaters, coffee houses, wine cellars, clubs, private parties, weddings, colleges, preschools, high schools ~ for audiences of all ages and walks of life.
The last 6 years, she averaged thirty shows each month for seniors in retirement homes and convalescent facilities as an entertainer and music therapist. The favored style of music was 1940's Swing.
Patti Jo Roth retired from the concert and live performance scene in 2002 after injuring herself dancing. She has since healed, married Russ Edwards and lives in Southern Oregon. Since marrying, she has added Edwards to her name becoming: Patti Jo Roth-Edwards.
Patti Jo is a prolific song writer completing and recording 53 songs in 2012. In 2013, She has written 23 songs as of May.