Secrets & Stories
Patti DeRosa's new CD, Secrets and Stories, released in Sept. 2007, is bursting with the flavors of jazz, R&B, rock, and funk, all grounded in a folk sensibility. Her smooth vocals and crisp guitar playing are supported by a stellar cast of musicians including Vance Gilbert, John Curtis, Tom Eaton, Lorne Entress, Tara Greenblatt, Paul Kochanski, Kristen Miller, Billy Novick, and Pablo Picker. And then there is the songwriting - lyrics and melodies overflowing with passion, insight, and attitude. Though this CD features a full band, Patti's percussive guitar style carries on the groove in her live performances. Her 1st CD, Paradise, was released in Jan. 2005 and was nominated for "Best Local CD" by Motif Magazine, and is played on radio stations across the country. Patti has opened for artists such as Vance Gilbert, Vicki Genfan, Emma's Revolution, Terence Martin, Lisa Moscatiello, Kevin So, and will open for Antje Duvekot in March 2008. She has performed at the 2007 Boston Folk Festival, 2006 Folk Alliance Martin Guitar Showcase, and the 2006 Snapple Newport Sunset Music Festival. Patti DeRosa is a powerful presence, equally fun, funky, and sizzling. 'A honey-warm voice, clear and adventurous guitar work, and incisive lyrics are all hallmarks of Patti's work, and they are still only the tip of her talent iceberg. See this musician soon wherever you can and tell a friend, like I am doing now. It'll be the best 'I told you so' that you've ever told". Vance Gilbert, performer "A must-see artist with a unique talent that is becoming increasing rare: she has something to say and a powerful way to say it." Motif Magazine 'Patti DeRosa is a gem that stands out in the vast sea of singer/songwriters.' Madalyn Sklar, GoGirlsMusic.com "A stellar guitarist and a dynamic performer." Terence Martin, performer.