My name is Patty. I was about two years old when I first knew I wanted to be a singer. In school, I was enthralled with music classes and choir, and even played the viola in middle school and high school. My many influences include female artists like Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, followed by Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab For Cutie, Metric and others. The lyrics of Ben Gibbard and Emily Haines specifically blew my mind.
I began my career in music with a band called The Soldier Thread (2007-2012). During that time, I met Dwight Baker. The two of us quickly became good friends, creating music together all the time. We took a few weeks off in late 2012 and wrote and recorded 11 songs. Those songs encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. We stumbled into a record deal with RCA as The Wind and The Wave in 2013. Produced and mixed by Dwight Baker, our first full length album, From The Wreckage, was released in 2014. Our second full length album, Happiness Is Not A Place, was produced by Butch Walker, and released by Island Records in 2016. Our latest album was recorded in hotels and backstage dressing rooms across the US. Human Beings Let You Down, was independently released in Fall 2018. It’s the best batch of songs I’ve ever written.
I’ve worked with such artists as Plain White T’s, Blue October, Missio, Bob Schneider, Steve Schiltz from Longwave, Erin McCarley, Ian Fitchuk, K.S. Rhoads, Aaron Espe, Air Dubai, Zeale, Alpha Rev, Bart Crow, The Roosevelts and more.
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