Patti Fiasco

Patti Fiasco

 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

The Patti Fiasco is a a five-piece, hard-hitting, chick-fronted, alt-country outfit dizzying up the Colorado Front Range with a bourbon-laced cocktail of roots rock.


Laurie Gallardo, The Austin Music Minute:
"The Fort Collins, CO-based outfit has a strong roots and folk background coming out of Wyoming, led by the mighty vocals of frontwoman Alysia Kraft. Their style is a wonderful combination of classic country and all-out rock ‘n’ roll. You hear old-school traditional sounds mingled with crunchy rock guitar and assorted instruments not typically used to make rock (can you say “electric dobro”?). They craftily cover all ends of the spectrum with a versatile balance of electrifying pop energy and country/rootsy twang."

It’s been four years now since a chance meeting at a Laramie, WY open mic spurred the creation of The Patti Fiasco. With proud Wyoming roots now planted in the fertile musical soil of Fort Collins, CO, the Patti Fiasco is currently recording their second full-length album with a much-anticipated July 2013 release. While their Wyoming heritage and affinity for old-school country inspired the twang of their 2011 release, The Patti Fiasco, the new material ventures further into the realm of Americana while maintaining the Fiasco’s characteristic rock edge.

This is an ambitious album for primary songwriter Alysia Kraft. While the first album resonated with Fiasco fans for its catchy melodies and clever lyricism in the ways and follies of love, this album ventures into more complex and unconventional storytelling. Songs chronicling an Elvis obsession, the early days of American oil, and the ill-fated love affair of two hard-time crooks (to name just a few) are rich in narrative detail, a collection of short stories crafted for song. Ansel Foxley’s contribution, “Chicken Song,” is a crowd-pleasing stomp and featuring Foxley’s edgy electric dobro. The heartfelt and hard-hitting “Losing Game” and “Small Town Lights” call attention to the powerhouse support vocals of guitarist Dee Tyler, Foxley, and drummer Scott Clabby. The album dabbles in honky tonk, flirts with folk, but ultimately wears the pants of a rock and roll outfit. With Clabby, Tyler, and bassist Niles Mischke forming a rhythm section as groovy and solid as any in the game, and Foxley making a rock and roll weapon out of a roots instrument seldom incorporated in the rock sound, the Patti Fiasco leisurely bends genres and makes each composition their own. Coupled with a barn-burning live show that leaves no one back at the bar, this album is sure to put the regionally renowned Fiasco on a much bigger map.
-Anne Johnson


"Small Town Lights," August 2013

"The Patti Fiasco," July 2011

"No Bridges", November 2010