Jersey Shore “Americana Roots Artist” is Treasure Records' newest, brightest star.
SOMERS POINT, NJ -- With female singer-songwriters once again thriving in the music industry, PATTY BLEE is already well on her way to joining the likes of Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams and Patty Griffin as a Triple AAA radio staple.
And there's no better way to introduce this rising new talent than with the release of Patty's well-regarded Treasure Records debut, DISGUISE.the album is 13 tracks of pure heart and soul, memorably solidified by a strong and unmistakable voice that's surrounded by some of the finest country soul musicians around. DISGUISE is a pleasant surprise -- a refreshing look at a genre that increasingly knows no bounds.
Patty is already off to an eventful start this year, earning many key opportunities and accolades.
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"In short, I was knocked out.," said Peter North, Music Director of CKUA (Edmonton, Canada), after listening to DISGUISE.
A pivotal stepping stone in Patty's latest run of success was her performance at the Appel Farm Music and Arts Festival (Elmer, NJ) alongside the likes of Jackson Browne and Jonatha Brooke. Patty has recently appeared on the renowned "Folk Show" on WXPN/Philadelphia with Gene Shay and was selected to perform at the NEMO Music Showcase and Conference in Boston.
Recorded and co-produced by Randy Friel (BeauSoleil) and Richard Crooks at Scullville Studios and mixed by legendary recording engineer Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, Tom Petty), this record is sure to have a permanent spot in any aficionado's collection. The stellar group of talent behind Patty includes Bob Dylan band regulars Larry Campbell on guitar and Tony Garnier on bass, with Richard Crooks (Bob Dylan, Dr. John) on drums. John Hammond Jr. makes a guest appearance on harmonica as does Augie Meyers (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Doug Sahm) on accordion. Violinist/vocalist Soozie Tyrell (Bruce Springsteen, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow) also lends a hand!
Patty has developed a distinctive guitar style full of bass lines and grooves, and has intertwined memorable melodies into mid and uptempo songs of love and longing on DISGUISE. A wide range of influences are evident -- blues, folk, country, and rock. This album is just the beginning of a long road for a woman with so much to give.
The Atlantic City Press said the album displayed, "wonderfully written and crafted songs." With that in mind, give DISGUISE a listen and understand why everyone is raving about, PATTY BLEE