Thursday January 31, 2013

PUTNEY -- Next Stage Arts Project presents Patty Larkin, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.

Larkin is a true phenomenon among singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. She has been described as "riveting" by the Chicago Tribune, "hypnotic" by Entertainment Weekly and a "drop dead brilliant performer" by Performing Songwriter.

Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the ‘70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas).

A self-described "guitar-driven songwriter," Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics.

Tickets are $20 general, $18 for students or seniors, or $23 at the door, available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and at Offerings in Putney.