Patty Blee

Patty Blee

 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
BandAmericanaAcoustic

Patty has developed a distinctive guitar style full of bass lines and grooves, intertwining memorable melodies into songs of love and longing. A wide range of influences are evident in her music: blues, folk, celtic, country, and rock. Music meant to move the soul!

Biography

Patty Blee - Singer/Songwriter/acoustic guitarist

Management:
Wali Umrani
(732)599-1248
thepattybleeband@yahoo.com

If you can imagine Sheryl Crow meeting Bonnie Raitt in a corner bar as they kick back a few cold ones with Lucinda, then you'll have no problem envisioning PATTY BLEE pulling up a stool and fitting right in.
Her husky voice, confessional songs and rootsy sound have earned her numerous comparisons to such artists. Displaying a distinctive guitar style full of bass lines and grooves, Patty intertwines memorable melodies into mid and uptempo songs of love and longing. A wide range of influences are evident in her musical pallet-- blues, folk, celtic, country, and rock.

This year she celebrates the release of her new EP, "FROM THE INSIDE", 6 tracks of pure heart and soul, memorably solidified by a strong and unmistakable voice surrounded by some of the finest americana musicians around. This release is a refreshing look at a genre that increasingly knows no bounds, inspired by her travels from coast to coast and heart to heart...co-produced with Eric Corne, 4 of the tracks were recorded at Mad Dog Studios: Burbank, CA.

Patty Blee (vocals and acoustic guitar)
Dave Raven (drums) {Lucinda Williams, Mike Ness, Jewel, Jim Lauderdale}
Taras Prodaniuk (bass) {Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam}
Chris Lawrence (lead guitar, pedal steel) {Mike Ness, Shooter Jennings}
Carl Byron (keys) {Spencer Davis, Michelle Shocked, Warren Zevon}
Doug Pettibone (electric guitars) {Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Lucinda}
Bliss (background vocals)

The other 2 at Cadence Studio, NJ:
Ernie Trionfo on electric and acoustic lead guitars
Blue Eagle on drums
Rich Kurtz on bass
Bliss on background vocals

Patty's previous recordings include her Treasure Records debut "DISGUISE" released in 2003. It is a testament to her work that she was able to assemble an all-star cast to help record her songs. Co-produced by Randy Friel (BeauSoleil) and Richard Crooks (Dylan, Dr. John) at Scullville Studios in NJ, mixed by legendary recording engineer Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, The Band, Tom Petty), "DISGUISE" is sure to have a permanent spot in any aficionado's collection. The stellar group of talent behind Patty includes Bob Dylan band regulars Larry Campbell on guitar and Tony Garnier on bass, with Richard Crooks on drums. John Hammond Jr. makes a guest appearance on harmonica as well as Augie Meyers (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Doug Sahm) on accordion. Even violinist / vocalist Soozie Tyrell (Bruce Springsteen) lends a hand.

"In short, I was knocked out.," said Peter North, Music Director of CKUA (Edmonton, Canada)

The Atlantic City Press said the "DISGUISE" displayed, "wonderfully written and crafted songs." and was chosen 17 in their list of the top 50 CD releases for the year.

A pivotal stepping stone in Patty's run of success was her performance at the 2002 Appel Farm Music and Arts Festival (NJ) alongside the likes of Jackson Browne and Jonatha Brooke as well as an appearance on the renowned "Folk Show" on WXPN in Philadelphia with Gene Shay.

Patty's next release, "ACOUSTIC VIBE", is a collection of stripped down acoustic arrangements of songs from "DISGUISE" as well as a batch of new, emotionally revealing songs. A representation of how she is most comfortable...just her and her guitar. As Blee told Atlantic City Weekly, she has always been inspired by "acoustic-based singer-songwriters - artists who display incredible courage by what they reveal of themselves."

"Songs written by the blood of the heart appeal to me"...with that in mind, give Patty's music a listen and understand what everyone is raving about.

OPENED FOR:
JACKSON BROWNE, MARTINA MCBRIDE, LONESTAR, BLAKE SHELTON, THE OUTLAWS, KANSAS, MARSHALL TUCKER, DICKEY BETTS, DELBERT MCCLINTON, SOOZIE TYRELL, JONATHA BROOKE to mention a few...

VENUES PLAYED:
APPEARED WITH SOOZIE TYRELL ON CONAN O'BRIEN, MOUNTAIN STAGE, THE STONE PONY, THE BOTTOM LINE, ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, THE LIVING ROOM-NY, THE CUTTING ROOM, BITTER END, THE TURNING POINT, THE CANNERY BALLROOM IN NASHVILLE, HOTEL CAFE, MOLLY MALONE'S, THE GRAND OLE ECHO, CINEMA BAR, LESTAT'S, COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, WESTERN BEAT MUSIC SERIES, BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, APPEL FARM ARTS AND MUSIC FEST, TIN ANGEL, PUCK, THE BIRCHMERE, THE MOUNTAIN WINERY, WRITERS IN THE RAW, HOUSE OF BLUES (AC), HARD ROCK CAFE (AC), STEEL CITY COFFEE HOUSE, DANTE HALL

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Lyrics

FROM THE INSIDE

Written By: PATTY BLEE

I WANNA DRINK YOU RIGHT OUT OF THE BOTTLE
I WANNA TIE YOU UP AND GO AT IT FULL THROTTLE
I WANNA WATCH YOU UNDRESS
TILL THERE’S NOTHING ELSE BUT BONE
I WANNA KNOW YOU FROM THE INSIDE
TILL YOU FEEL LIKE HOME

JUST KEEP YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL
AND DO THE DRIVING
I’LL TAKE MY HANDS
AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT GET YOU FLYING
WON’T LET ANOTHER DAY GO BY
THAT YOU WAKE UP ALONE
I WANNA KNOW YOU FROM THE INSIDE
TILL YOU FEEL LIKE HOME

CH
WELL I’VE SEARCHED SO LONG
FOR SOMEONE SO RIGHT
AND BABY IT’S YOU
AND IT’S JUST SO WRONG
TO PUT UP A FIGHT
WHEN YOU KNOW THAT LOVE HAS COME ALONG
AND TAKEN OVER YOU

(inst. then repeat ch)

I WANNA READ YOUR MIND
JUST LIKE A TRASHY NOVEL
I WANNA DANGLE MY CARROTS
WATCH YOU GROVEL
KEEP YOU GUESSIN’ WHAT I’M THINKIN’
CAUSE I’M THINKIN’ I’M IN LOVE
I WANNA KNOW YOU FROM THE INSIDE (3X’S)
TILL YOU FEEL LIKE HOME

BANKS OF JERICHO

Written By: PATTY BLEE

BANKS OF JERICHO

I AWOKE TO THE SOUND OF CRYING
THAT YOU THOUGHT WAS MUFFLED BY THE PILLOW
AND THAT’S THE FIRST TIME EVERYTHING MADE SENSE
AND THE LAST SOUND I HEARD BEFORE I’D GO

I WANNA GO DOWN, SINKING SLOWLY
I WANNA GO DOWN, SO DEEP AND LOW
I WANNA GO DOWN, LET IT PULL ME UNDER
BY THE BANKS OF JERICHO

TO THE NAKED EYE YOU SHOWED NO SORROW
BUT THAT BRUISE UNDER YOUR SKIRT HID THE SHAME
OF A LIFE SO BROKE AND BATTERED
BY THE MAN WHO SHARES YOUR NAME

I WANNA GO DOWN, SINKING SLOWLY
I WANNA GO DOWN, SO DEEP AND LOW
I WANNA GO DOWN, LET IT PULL ME UNDER
BY THE BANKS OF JERICHO

HOW DO YOU LIE?
WHY DON’T YOU CRY WHEN THE SUN COMES UP?
HOW DO YOU LIE?
WHY DON’T YOU CRY WHEN THE SUN COMES UP?

AS A CHILD I SAW THE TREMBLE
OF YOUR HANDS AS THEY HANDED HIM HIS BEER
KNOWING ALL THE WHILE WHAT WAS IN STORE FOR YOU
THE SECOND NO ONE ELSE COULD HEAR

I WANNA TAKE YOU DOWN
SINK YOU SLOWLY
WANNA TAKE YOU DOWN SO DEEP AND LOW
WANNA TAKE YOU DOWN, LET IT PULL YOU UNDER
BUT I KNOW THAT YOU WON’T GO

SO I’M GONNA GO DOWN, SINK ME SLOWLY
YEAH I’M GONNA GO DOWN, TRY AND SAVE MY SOUL
I’M GONNA GO DOWN, LET IT PULL ME UNDER
BY THE BANKS OF JERICHO
BY THE BANKS OF JERICHO
HOW I WISH THAT YOU COULD GO

IF I KNEW

Written By: PATTY BLEE

IF I KNEW

NO TIME TO SETTLE DOWN,
BURN IT TO THE GROUND YOU SAY
WALKING ON A WIRE
BLINDFOLDED IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY
WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS
TO PAY BILLS NO HONEST MAN COULD PAY
WEIGHS HEAVY ON YOUR SOUL
BUT THAT AIN’T ALL YOU ARE TO ME

CH:
IF I KNEW WHAT TO DO
TO MAKE YOU FEEL THE WAY THAT I DO ‘BOUT YOU
THEN YOU MIGHT BEGIN
TO TAKE IT EASY ON THE ONE I LOVE

NO ONE HAS KICKED YOUR ASS
HARDER THAN YOU DO YOURSELF
LIFE’S HARD BUT IT AIN’T LONG
SO DRINK IT UP BEFORE IT’S GONE
(CH)

LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
LET THE YEARS BE KIND
HEAR THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND
OF A PEACEFUL MIND
YOUR SOUL UNBOUND
YOUR HEAVEN UNWIND
FINALLY FOUND THIS PRECIOUS TIME

(instr. Then CH)
THE ONE I LOVE (3X’S)

I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE

Written By: PATTY BLEE

I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE

FROM THE MOMENT WE MET, FROM THE MOMENT WE KISSED
I KNEW WE WOULD BE TOGETHER LIKE THIS
TO FEEL YOU THIS WAY, AND HEAR THE WORDS THAT YOU SAY
FILLS MY HEART WITH SO MUCH LOVE THAT I COULD NEVER REPAY
WITH YOU BY MY SIDE
IT AIN'T NOTHIN BUT A LOVELY RIDE CAUSE
I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE, I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE

NOT A MOMENT GOES BY THAT I DON'T SEE THROUGH YOUR EYES
TWO HEARTS SO CONNECTED BEAT TOGETHER IN TIME
AND AT THE END OF EACH NIGHT I WANNA HOLD YOU SO TIGHT
AND DRIFT AWAY WITH YOU UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT
WITH YOU BY MY SIDE
IT AIN'T NOTHIN BUT A LOVELY RIDE CAUSE
I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE, I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE
I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE
IT WAS SENT DOWN FROM ABOVE

EVERY MOMENT THAT GOES BY I THINK OF YOU
AND ALL THE MAGIC ONLY YOU KNOW HOW TO DO
MORE AND MORE, I'M BECOMING LESS AND LESS
WITHOUT YOUR SWEET TENDERNESS

I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE

TILL I GET ENOUGH

Written By: PATTY BLEE

TILL I GET ENOUGH

I'M GOIN FOR THE LIGHT AND I'M GOIN FOR THE HEAT
GOIN FOR THE DIRT ROAD TIRED OF THE STREET
GONNA FIND ME A JUKE JOINT, KICKIN UP MY HEELS
GOIN FOR IT ALL JUST TO SEE HOW IT FEELS
AND I AIN'T GOIN BACK TILL I GET ENOUGH

I'M LEAVIN IN A MINUITE AND I'M LEAVING FOR A WHILE
TRY AND FIND THE PLACE WHERE I LEFT MY SMILE
NEVER THOUGHT IT'D BE SUCH A HARD THING TO FIND
BUT WHEN YOU GIVE IT ALL AWAY SOMETIMES IT LEAVES YOU BLIND
AND I AIN'T GOIN BACK TILL I GET ENOUGH

LIFE HAS LEFT ME WEAK AND LOVE DON'T SEEM TO LAST A WEEK
THINK IT'S TIME TO STEP OUT ON THE LEDGE
GONNA ROLL MYSELF 'ROUND IN THE DUST
TO TRY AND SCRAPE AWAY THIS RUST
LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND AND BREAKIN FREE
AND FINDING ME

GOIN WHERE NOBODY'S CALLIN MY NAME
GOIN WHERE I DON'T OWE ANYBODY ANYTHING
GONNA FIND ME A MAN WHO WANTS A WOMAN, NOT A WIFE
GOIN JUST TO HAVE ME THE TIME OF MY LIFE
AND I AIN'T GOIN BACK
NO I AIN'T GOIN BACK
NO I AIN'T GOIN BACK TILL I GET ENOUGH

LONG TIME COMING

Written By: PATTY BLEE

LONG TIME COMING

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE
HANGIN’ ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL
YOU KNOW IT CAN’T BE WRONG

I DON’T KNOW WHY IT’S HAPPENING NOW
DON’T KNOW THE WHEN, THE WHERE OR HOW
BUT IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE

REMEMBER WHEN YOU FOUND ME BABY?
I WAS SHY AS A CHILD
JUST BIDING MY TIME
WATCHING ALL THE GIRLS GONE WILD

BUT NOW YOU KNOW IT’S TIME FOR ME
TO BE ALL THE THINGS I’M MEANT TO BE
OH, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE

NOW I KNOW WHY SPRING MAKES MAKES ME HAPPY
I KNOW WHY ALL THE LITTLE BIRDS SING
I KNOW WHY THE BUTTERFLY SPREADS IT’S WINGS
I KNOW WHY, YOUR LOVE, IT FREED ME
I KNOW WHY SINGING MAKES ME SMILE
BUT SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES A WHILE
OH, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE

EVEN THOUGH I’M GONE
YOU’RE THE REASON WHY I SING MY SONG

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
I’LL BE A LONG TIME GONE
HANGIN’ ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL
YOU KNOW IT CAN’T BE WRONG
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME

Discography

DISGUISE, Treasure Records 2002

ACOUSTIC VIBE, Heartfelt Records 2007

FROM THE INSIDE (EP), Heartfelt Records 2008

Set List

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CRY
FROM THE INSIDE
TILL I GET ENOUGH
I BELIEVE IN THIS LOVE
REAL THING
DISGUISE
DOWN TO THE WATER
FIRST DANCE
DON�T LET GO
MISS THE WAY
COMING HOME
RIGHT BETWEEN YOU AND ME
COULDN�T YOU FEEL IT
NO SUCH THING AS GOODBYE
WIN YOUR LOVE
TIME FLIES
IF I KNEW
WHEN YOU SAY GOODBYE
WHAT DO YOU SAY
SOUL DANCING
I CAN�T EXPLAIN IT
HERE FOR YOU
YOU KNOW IT�S LOVE
HOLDING ON
LONG TIME COMING
BANKS OF JERICHO
NEVER GONNA GO