Possessed of a sweet, clear voice that merits comparisons to predecessor Nanci Griffith, Tammy Patrick released her solo debut, The White Album, in June of 2001 followed by Ignorant Bliss in 2005 and Red River in 2008. A pRioroTY marks Tammy's fourth solo release.
Patrick grew up on the prairies of the Midwest and drew early musical inspiration from her grandfather, who would sing Depression-era ballads. Before touring and recording with New York-based folk rockers the Dorkestra, Patrick was a member of a politically inclined rock band in college called the Icemakers of the Revolution, who released three albums. After the Dorkestra disbanded in 1996, Tammy and several ex-members of that group formed the Bathtub Virgins, whose debut, Summertime, was released shortly afterward. The album’s corresponding film of seven music videos was shown at the New York Film Festival in 1997. The Virgins followed up with an album of blues covers called Underground.
Patrick and her partner/bass player/producer Jeff Farias moved to Phoenix in 1998 and started their own recording studio, Gecko Park, where they continue to record with some of the finest Roots musicians the Southwest has to offer.