Watching the World
'Patty has an incredible voice and definitely created a buzz for herself in New York.' Megababemusic.com, New York, NY 'Patty Keough is a natural born entertainer...She shines in the lights! Check her out...' Mary Gauthier International, award-winning, singer/songwriter 'Patty sings with heart, soul and depth - a wonderful bright addition to our show' Richard Fox WCUW radio, Worcester, MA 'Patty Keough is a thunder of spirit and a clear-headed voice for the searchers, the workers and the believers. Not just a player, but a community-builder. Kudos. A favorite.' James O'Brien, open mic host and resident artist Club Passim, Cambridge, MA Patty Keough is an award-winning, Massachusetts-based, professional musician. In the five years that Keough has been performing professionally, she has jumped in and learned the music business from the ground up. 'and gets by with a little help from my friends' - pk In 2002 Keough has won: Â* the 'Best of Folk' category in the Worcester Phoenix/wormtown.org music poll (nominated three years in a row - 2000, 2001, 2002), Worcester, MA Â* the Cape Fear Music Festival 'Songwriter High Noon Showdown' - songwriting and performance competition, Cape Fear, North Carolina. and is booked at every known music venue in New England and beyond. In her home state of Massachusetts these include- The Acton Jazz Café, The Charles Playhouse, Club Passim, Java Hut, JohnStone's Inn, Kendall Café, Natick Performing Arts Center and the Sit'n Bull Pub - Keough has also been playing all up and down the East Coast, as well as up into Toronto Canada 'I haven't been able to head west yet but that's next!'. Estrogen Festival - in 1999 Keough created The Estrogen Festival, a yearly benefit festival - this tongue-firmly-in-cheek road show of male and female musicians playing the entire month of September benefits a different charitable organization each year. The cause has helped (chronologically) 1999-Children's Friends of Worcester, MA, 2000-Stray Pets in Need in Wellesley, MA, 2001-Food Pantries, individual food pantries throughout New England. Keough hosted an incredibly original and successful open mic at the Java Hut in Worcester, MA for 3 years (1998-2001), and is currently hosting an open mic at the Sit'n Bull Pub in Maynard, MA. Keough's CD - 'Watching the World' - was released in December 2001 and is available for purchase. Her music, professionalism, superior songwriting and stage savvy, dedication to craft, and attitude has built her a loyal following of fans and has earned her the respect of the music community - both from her fellow performers and from the owners & staff of the venues that she's worked with. She always brings a wonderful mix of songs, music, and warmth to her shows. 'I think we should all help anywhere we can - anyone, any living thing - it's my passion and my penance (for all the years that I didn't do the right thing). Sometimes I end up talking with the audience as much as playing for them!' '...of course it's also about eating good bar-b-que, laughing, playing some music and having some fun with your friends!' pk.