Patty Larkin brings her talents to Music at the Mission

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:26

Rhonda Schuster to open Saturday’s show West Milford — Patty Larkin comes to Music at the Mission Saturday with her artistic sophistication, a new CD, and a raw, intimate sound that is all her own. Larkin has created a one of a kind release, Watch the Sky, that she wrote, produced, engineered and edited. Larkin wrote and recorded much of the material as it came to her, assembling tracks and sounds as she went. The result is a raw, intimate gorgeous sound that is all her own. Here Larkin has experimented with a kaleidoscope of sounds, from her “slapsteel” guitar (lap steel detuned, played with drumstick and hand) to the “baribow,” an organic take on a string section, played on electric baritone guitar with a child’s violin bow. The concept of combining acoustic instruments with modern technology has always intrigued Larkin, and she accomplishes this feat gracefully on Watch the Sky. Larkin is a rare combination of talents. Over her 10 CD history, she has honed a reputation as a “musician’s musician,” working with some of the brightest talents in American music. Long a favorite with critics, she is that unique level of artistic sophistication - one that her audiences have come to appreciate and her new fans will love. The ever evolving artist has continued to search for a new voice, a fresh palate. Watch the Sky. Watch Patty Larkin. Music at the Mission is located at 1452 Union Valley Road at the West Milford Presbyterian Church. For ticket information, please call 800-613-1455 or e-mail Visit for more information. If you go Patty Larkin Saturday, June 20 8 p.m. Music at the Mission