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
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). 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, Mid-Atlantic, Indie Acoustic Project, and SIBL song contests, plus a Top 12 DIY and Spotlight DIY from Performing Songwriter magazine.

Sycamore Tryst followed her slightly-to-the-side side project EP, Prairie Doll. Teamed again with producer/guitarist Rich DePaolo (find him here on CD Baby) and the Prairie Doll band - drummer Bill King and Doug Robinson on bass - Patti offers 13 original songs on Sycamore Tryst, one with a nod to Three Dog Night. Guest artists are former Tom Tom Club guitarist Robby Aceto, Bob Carlucci on pedal steel, Eric Aceto on electric violin and fellow I-Town Records artist and singer-songwriter Uniit (Five-2, Sim Redmond Band).

Ten songs from Patti's first CD, "Land Of Souvenirs," earned more than a dozen song and album awards including grand prize in the Great American song contest. Two more CDs and a few short years later that number has grown to more than 30 top honors from an impressive list of international and regional competitions.

TV/Radio notes:

"Black Butterfly" on Pandora Web radio, played 20,000 times in the first quarter of 2008!

"Admit It" used in the DVD release of "Crossing Jordan," Season One (episode #20, "The Gift of Life") from NBC/Universal!
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