by Dan Bloom, producer
As a four-time guest on The Bob Edwards Show, it’s safe to say Patty Larkin is one of our favorites. Her music is a deft combination of honest and approachable songwriting, expert musicianship and lyrical gifts honed as an English major at the University of Oregon.
For a woman on her thirteenth studio album, “Still Green” is a title that connotes an impressive degree of humility, a quality that’s surely useful in dealing with the myriad of challenges that come with her most important role in life, the mother of two adopted children.
Along with her family, Larkin spent time at a Cape Cod vacation spot affectionately known as the “dune shack,” where she wrote many of the songs on “Still Green.” On the album’s cover, Larkin is depicted amid one of these sand dunes, and it’s clear that this peaceful locale helped her synthesize the experiences - both joyful and challenging - that she turned into songs. We should all be so lucky to have such a place of tranquility in which to be creative.
Patty Larkin is currently on tour supporting “Still Green.”