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by Beth Patterson

Featuring the electric bouzouki, a buffet of influences of Celtic, ska, reggae dancehall, and New Orleans second line (even one hard-rocking track featuring Randy Jackson on Zebra).
Genre: World: Celtic
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2. Rapid Heart Movement
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3. Click
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4. Join My Misborn
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5. Interfere
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6. Black Swan Rising
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7. Curtain
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8. The Ballad of Ignatius Reilly
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10. Snow and Ice
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11. Fool's Lullabye
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Album Notes
"Patterson displays true fierceness in her singing and continues her mastery of dozens of instruments, most notable the Irish bouzouki."
--Dirty Linen Magazine

Come meet an award-winning musical misfit who crawled out of a Louisiana bayou and embarked on a journey paved by progressive rock. She headed for Istanbul and took a wrong turn somewhere around Ireland, creating delicious mayhem along the way: inventing some scandalous new traditions, coining some new words, collecting sick jokes and playing some blazing new riffs with a hypnotic new sound...

Beth Patterson was born in a swamp. Okay, more accurately, she was born in a hospital near a swamp, but that’s close enough to romanticize the origin of this Lafayette, Louisiana native. Described by audiences as “a cross between a cobra and a puppy,” multi-instrumentalist Beth Patterson is foremost a player of the eight- and ten-stringed Irish bouzoukis (adaptations of a traditional Greek instrument). Known for her razor wit and musical versatility, her performances are chock-full of drive, savage energy, and passion, laced with humor and rapport with her listeners, dishing out an eclectic repertoire of original and traditional songs. She integrates her quirky, progressive sound with Celtic music and other ethnic styles, resulting in her own sound she dubs “SWAP” (Songwriter/World/Acoustic/Progressive).


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