Patty Larkin, one of America’s most distinctive guitarists and songwriter will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm.
Musical troubadour Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for more than 20 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Imagine a drop-dead brilliant guitar player, a richly textured singer, a commanding and poetic songwriter, and a hilarious and personable entertainer. All of these rolled up in one person just about sums up Larkin.
Larkin grew up in a music and arts-oriented family in Milwaukee. Descended from a long line of Irish-American singers and taletellers, her mother is a painter, and her sisters both musicians. She began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the ‘60s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting. An English major, Larkin wrote songs throughout her high school and college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, playing on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music.
“I wanted to learn as much as I could about the instrument, how to read for it, how to play anything. I realized the enormity of the task, and somehow gave myself permission to climb the mountain. I’m still learning,” she says.
Over Larkin’s 10 CD history, she has honed a reputation as a “musician’s musician,” working with some of the brightest talents in American music.
The concert is free and takes place at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor. In case of rain, all concerts are held at the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor.
For more information, call 920.493.5979.