Lydia Patritto

Lydia Patritto

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

At this time my band consists of myself. I have experience and hopefully, will join or start a band in the future. I am a singer/songwriter, and my music is best described as a country/pop mix. I feel it angles more to the country side.

Biography

Lydia Patritto

18-year-old Lydia Patritto, from Hurley, WI, has taken the music world by storm with her very first release, Grand Dreams, which was released on September 1, 2007. With a country/pop alternative edge, Grand Dreams shouts originality. Independent recording company, In the Chips Production, did this multi-faceted recording during the summer of 2007.

From living room performances to the live stage at the legendary Bitter End of Greenwich Village in New York City, Lydia has always been driven by music. At the age of 6 she begged for piano lessons, which she began with Kristin Kolesar, and from then on she has just added to her repertoire. Piano/keys, which is evident on her solo debut album, is her favorite, but she also plays saxophone, accordion, and dabbles in mandolin, guitar, and most recently, the fiddle.

In the 6th grade Sandra Genisot stepped in to become her piano instructor and eventually, her voice coach. According to Lydia, Sandra has been her sounding board throughout the writing process of all of her songs.

In the spring of 2007, Lydia’s mother, Natalie, sent the very first recorded song, Heartbreaks, to Larry Oakes of the Bitter End to be submitted as an audition. She was later informed that Lydia had passed the audition phase and was invited to perform at the Singer/Songwriter Session at the Bitter End on July 15, 2007, the very same stage which has been graced by Billy Joel, Norah Jones, and hundreds of other successful musicians. Lydia performed five of her originals and was invited to return to perform again. She has performed there twice since then.

Being inspired by her Bitter End experience, Lydia returned from New York City completed writing three more songs. From there she decided it was time to record her first CD. Recording of Grand Dreams was completed on August 14, 2007, after the decision was made to add a bonus track. The cover song Crazy, written by Willie Nelson and performed by many, was recorded with the very talented Dave Morehouse on acoustic guitar and Lydia on keys/synthesizer.

Grand Dreams has such a variety of sounds, from a 50’s to the edgy “today” sound, that all music fans will be sure to find a new “favorite” song to add to their I tunes libraries. She performed one of her Grand Dream songs, “The Perfect Love Song” at the Minnesota State Fair. She won a spot in the semifinals and performed at the band shell during the fair in August of 2007.

Lydia has moved forward with her music career as she has teamed up with singer/songwriter/producer Mark Huhta of Nashville. Lydia recorded two of Huhta’s originals, “More” and “I Just Came For Coffee.” She has since been to Nashville on numerous occasions and has also begun working with singer/songwriter/producer Bob McGilpin.
She has been performing at more and more locations across the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota over the past year. She performed at the Wausau Festival of Arts, The Brink Lounge in Madison, The Hurley Coffee Company, Old Suffolk Alehouse in Ironwood, Michigan, Gingko Coffee House in Minneapolis, the Second St. Bistro in Ashland, Wisconsin, and The Acoustic Café in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to name a few.

She has also performed the National Anthem in many settings, most notably singing the anthem for the University of Minnesota Gophers baseball and basketball games. Outside of her normal performances, Lydia has done benefit concerts for local residents in need. In October of 2007 Lydia did a benefit concert to raise funds for a family who lost their home in a fire. In July of 2008 Lydia played a benefit for a local family with a terminally ill three year old. Both performances were well received and were very beneficial to the families.

She has been accepted to the Music School at Middle Tennessee State University and is excited to continue her music education and career there in the fall of 2009. For more information about Lydia, please feel free to check out her myspace account at www.myspace.com/lydiapatritto.

Discography

In September of 2007, I released my first CD called "Grand Dreams." This release consists of 10 of my originals and one cover, "Crazy".

The CD was recorded by Dave Morehouse at In The Chips Productions.

"Grand Dreams" can be found on CD Baby, Itunes, and many other digital download sites.

Set List

I can do up to three 1 hour sets of original and cover songs. This is a typical one hour set.

Regrets-original
All You'll Ever Need-original
Tuesdays-Original
We'll be Here With OPen Arms-original
Flowers- Original
Not A Break Up SOng- Original
I Just Came for Coffee- Original
Taking My Love For Granted- Original
Hearts and Guitars-Original
We'll Have to Remember- Original
It's Ok- Original
More- Original

A list of some cover songs I do:

If I Fall- Dixie Chicks
You Were Meant for Me- Jewel
Foolish Games- Jewel
Tryin' To Find A Reason- Martina McBride
Feels Like Tonigh- Chris Daughtry
Crazy- Willie Nelson/ Patsy Cline
Love Song- Sara Bareilles
Cry Cry- Martina McBride
Six Feet From the Edge- Creed
Born to Fly- Sara Evans