Patti Casey has earned her spot as a fixture on the northeastern US folk scene through sheer talent and artistic self discipline.
She is a prolific songwriter and has perfected her own New England-flavored bluegrassy style, one that shines equally with welcome, familiar sounds as well as undeniable originality. She has recorded five solo albums, and her latest, “The Heart of A Waiting Boy”, is aural testament to, “the sweetest voice and some of the finest songwriting to come out of Vermont…” (Vermont Public Radio). With an impressive roster of accompanying musicians (Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Pete Sutherland, Colin McCaffrey, Moondi Klein, Sarah Blair…) – attesting to the respect she inspires within her own milieu – the album is the apple, ripe and ready for picking, the reflection of her musical maturity and drive to constantly hone her creations. The girl can also write amazing songs!
Her career has taken her to many places along the way: she has appeared live on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, has won Texas’s prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriter’s Competition, and was a winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the legendary Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour songwriters contest .
Just a quick look at her calendar tells you that audiences love what Patti is about: honest tales of everyday life and quirky looks at life’s intimate details, sung in a voice that doesn’t easily compare to others on the scene today. Patti is a master of vocal understatement, simple, pure; like a jazz vocalist whose heart was somehow – for some unknown but wonderful reason – thrown into gospel mode, with an occasional murder ballad thrown in for good measure.