Patty Tuite follows her last highly successful release Consider This with a new collection of musical Americana - Hard Case Of The Blues. This wildly entertaining odyssey crisscrosses the United States from the honky-tonks of the Mississippi Delta and the great fertile crescent of the rolling lowlands to the vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. Throbbing with music and raising hell to the surging, propulsive energy of rock n' roll - every music lover will certain be thrilled taking the trip!
Patty Tuite is a celebrated singer/songwriter who embraces the genres of blues, rock, jazz, gospel, and beyond. Her influences include Bonnie Raitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and Susan Tedeschi.
Patty started at a young age listening to her moms play of hymns, musicals, and Boogie Woogie on the piano. She began playing guitar at the age of 17, focusing on fingerpicking and rhythm and learning folk music and singing.
In the 1980's she began listening to blues musicians and emulating their styles. Patty began playing singing at open mic sessions in Springfield, MA in the early 1990s, leading to her first well-received 1996 recording Live At The Tic Toc.
Her blues-based band played throughout the Southern New England region, gaining fans at clubs, various functions, and summer concert festivals. Girls Night Out was released to wide acclaim in 2001 and that was followed up by the critically acclaimed Blonde and Blue in 2007.
In 2021 Consider This was on Roots Music Reports charts over a period of five weeks and charted as a top 40 album in the UK under the Independant Blues Broadcasters Association.
Hard Case Of The Blues is a steadily building tsunami that is gathering attention from fans - loyal followers and the newly impressed - and critics worldwide. Recorded at The Music Room Cape Cod in West Yarmouth, MA. this impressive and eclectic music mix, a solid and satisfying gumbo of musical styles, features outstanding musicianship from everyone involved.
This is certainly a team effort and everyone is given plenty of room to take center stage and share the spotlight: "Nothin' But Trouble" features the Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush on harmonica; Rico Amero's trumpet thrills alongside the jazz piano musings of pianist Brooks Milgate on "Diggin' Up Outta' This Hole," combined with the soulfulness of Pattys vocals, this is a swingin' party-ready delight. The funky "I Am Strong Enough" features an extraordinary guitar solo by Paul Nelson; "Glad I'm Through With You" features the jazzy horn playing of Rico Amero, and brings the Big Easy right into your living room; "My Silent Love" features the guitar mastery of Patti Tuite on this impressive instrumental track; " Goin' Out Tonight " features a guest appearance by Ozzie Melendez on trombone alongside Patti's rich and colorful vocals. There are 11 tracks here, all Patty Tuite originals, and she clearly wears all of her influences proudly, never afraid to branch out and take chances.
The band members not only support her compositions but are important pieces of the mix - tambourines, congas, mandolins, spoons, and even, chimes - unique and inventive instrumentation that captures the listener from start to finish.
Patti Tuites musical personality shines bright on Hard Case Of The Blues. This is a joy, a gift, and a memorable, unforgettable, musical journey - Great mix of blues, jazz, and rock that is uniquely delivered and a non-stop groove-fest. Enjoy this one!
Reviewed by John Muller
Label: Thread City Productions
Produced by: Paul Nelson and executive producer - Jim Whitehouse
Patty Tuite – Vocals, Harmonica; Rhythm Guitar; Spoons
Paul Nelson - Lead, Slide, and Acoustic Guitars
Bobby Rush - Harmonica on "Nothin' But Trouble"
Ozzie Melendez - Trombone
Michael MacHaby - Mandolins
Rico Amero - Trumpet
Fran Tuite – Percussion
David Johnson - Electric Bass
Paul Loranger - Upright Bass
Justin Blackburn - Drums
Jeff Armstrong - Drums (1)