Music

Land of Souvenirs

by Patti Witten

Released 1999
Potent Folk Records
Released 1999
Potent Folk Records
Poetic folk-pop in the tradition of Joni Mitchell. 10 songs from this CD won awards including grand prize in the Great American Song Contest.
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THIS CD IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT,
AVAILABLE ONLY IN DIGITAL here on CD Baby, also iTunes, Rhapsody, eMuisc, and many others.

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Patti Witten's powerful and emotional folk-rock debut Land Of Souvenirs made an impact with its vivid stories of love, loss and redemption.

Ten tracks from this CD earned honors in international and regional contests including grand prize in the Great American Song Contest ("Change of Heart Church Choir"), and awards from Billboard …
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Prairie Doll

by Patti Witten & Prairie Doll

Released 2000
Potent Folk Records
Released 2000
Potent Folk Records
Perhaps a lightly sweetened Lucinda Williams. Hooky songs, driving grooves and large doses of poetry.
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This 6-song EP captures a mostly live-in-the-studio one-day session recorded in the summer of 2000 (see Patti Witten's solo CDs "Sycamore Tryst" and "Land Of Souvenirs").

"Patti Witten sounds quite a bit like Joni Mitchell in rock mode," writes Michael Devlin, Music Matters Review. "She has that rare quality of being able to rock convincingly without pushing or raising the volume. Although this is an EP, there is a full album's worth of favorite tunes."

Along …
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Sycamore Tryst

by Patti Witten

Released 2003
I-Town Records / Potent Folk
Released 2003
I-Town Records / Potent Folk
"A through-line from Guthrie to Dylan to Joni Mitchell and on to writers like Greg Brown has set a standard of common people telling common stories in uncommon ways. Patti Witten speaks this language." PERFORMING SONGWRITER
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Sycamore Tryst is Patti's is second full-length CD, the predecessor to 2007's award-winning Tell The Wind (find it here on CD Baby).

Indie-Music.com said the songs on Sycamore Tryst are "like the love child of Aimee Mann and Chris Isaak." Reviewers also make comparisons to Joni Mitchell's voice and poetry, to sophisticated Adult Alternative like Shawn Colvin, and to the unaffected simplicity of Gillian Welch. Sycamore Tryst earned awards in the Billboard, Woody Guthrie, …
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Tell The Wind

by Patti Witten

Released 2007
Potent Folk Records
Released 2007
Potent Folk Records
Poetic Acoustic-Folk-Pop, like the love child of Aimee Mann and Chris Isaak. Rosanne Cash says, “Patti's new record is beautiful, her voice is so radiant, and the writing is better than ever.”
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PERFORMING SONGWRITER TOP 12 DIY: “Patti Witten's new record, Tell the Wind, deserves an A for astute, artistic and ambitious... Tell the Wind is music for your mind, heart and soul - tell everyone we told you so.”

MAVERICK COUNTRY & ROOTS UK: 4 STARS “Quality singer-songwriter fare not to be missed... Tell The Wind is one amazing record. Seek it out and be amazed.”

Tell The Wind's nine original songs by Witten are augmented with a Beatlesque-pop …
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