Beth Patterson | Hybrid Vigor

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Hybrid Vigor

by Beth Patterson

Bouzouki-oriented Celtic Louisiana fusion. She integrates into her style her experiences of playing Celtic, Cajun, rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, classical, Latin, and folk music.
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1. Reels: A Crack in the Doorway/Hell to Pay/ Dip in the Road
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2. Je M'endors (The French Blues)
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3. Mambolkas: Tumbling in the Quays/ The Winking Lion
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4. Heather on the Moor
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5. Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All in the Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters
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6. The Lass of Aughrim
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7. Waltzes: Hauling Coffee/The Road to Guapiles
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8. Ye Jacobites by Name
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9. An Dro/Catch my Hat
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10. Steer by the Stars
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11. Rags: Flying on the Edge/Travis Creel's
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12. Mardi Gras
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13. O'Carolan's Farewell to Music
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Multi-instrumentalist Beth Patterson is foremost a player of the eight- and ten-stringed Irish bouzoukis (adaptations of a traditional Greek instrument). This native of Lafayette, Louisiana began her professional musical career in her early teens as a classical oboist and a Cajun bass player (with the required teenage heavy metal stint on the side), but not truly belonging to any of these, set out to create her own niche. She now integrates into her style her experiences of playing Celtic, Cajun, rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, classical, Latin, and folk music. She has played in eleven countries throughout the Americas and Europe, and maintains an active gigging schedule in her home base of New Orleans. She spent a year studying traditional Irish music and ethnomusicology at University College, Cork in Ireland, where she first studied the music of West Africa, India, Indonesia, and the Caribbean, and began to experiment with fusions of these musical genres and her previous influences. A firm believer in the healing power of music, she also holds a bachelor's degree in music therapy from Loyola University, New Orleans.

Whether playing solo or with her band Kalafka, her performances are chock-full of drive and passion, laced with humor. Her stage presence has been decribed by viewers as "a cross between a cobra and a puppy."

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Merrill Falk

Listen to this recording!!
This is a splendid mix of traditional songs and original tunes. There is not a single weak track on it. Instrumentals are driving and complex, and the vocals are marvelous. Buy it. Listen to it: If you like Celtic, Cajun, Blues, Folk, or combinations of the above, you'll like this CD!!
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T J Fenton

A must have....
I loved this mix of old, new and original songs. Polished performances, easy to listen to.
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Rina Carrier

Très bon CD!!!
J'adore la musique de Beth Patterson, surtout ce CD!! Elle nous présente de belles chansons celtiques. En plus, elle a une super voix! Très belle découverte!
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Brian Clarke

Listening Joy
Huge variety of music on one album! While I love Paul Brady's performance of 'Heather on the Moor' ; Beth's version, on this album, must be the definitive version of this song. This track ,alone , is worth the price of this album. Wonderful!
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Doug Black

Energetic Celtic Music
The description for this CD describes it as a fusion of various styles, but it sounds 100% Celtic to me -- and that's a good thing. I love it. I only wish I could remember the website where I first heard about Beth Patterson so I could go back and thank them.
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Bonnie Bleu

Fantastic
I bought this CD not knowing what to expect and I cannot put down. I am normally a bluegrass fan but the Cajun and Celtic music in this is awsome. I'm looking forward to buying more from her.
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