"Shimmering" - Relix Magazine

PATTI SPADARO brings a hopeful outlook to her introspective and heartfelt songwriting. Her guitar style has a soulful, fluid, jam-band feel. She loves to improvise, stretch out during live shows, and reach for musical magic. "Its all about the music and making a connection", says Patti, "bringing people together, letting loose, and being in the here and now".  Her band's live shows create a space where the music opens up into something huge... the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The music cuts through the everyday and connects right to the core. 

While living in Los Angeles, Patti released 3 albums and played LA's famous clubs, beach bars, and festivals. She toured up and down the west coast & throughout the southwestern US. Her roots called Patti back to PA to raise a family.  She has two daughters, released 2 more albums, and is continuing to record and perform. Patti also teaches college courses in yoga, meditation, and Mindfulness in Music

New Single GLASS SHATTERS is here!

Glass Shatters is an inspiring tribute to the strength and resilience of women. It honors our first female Vice President, and our continuing quest to break glass ceilings everywhere.  Five women vocalists come together to sing, harmonize and complement each other, with soulful lead guitar work by Spadaro.When I left PA to attend Musician's Institute in the early 1990's, I was one of 3 women guitar students, in a sea of 700 guys." says Patti. “It wasn't easy being in such a minority. Society has come a long way, but there is still plenty of progress to be made.”  Glass Shatters features Pittsburgh musicians and singers: Patti Spadaro (guitar/vocals), Anne Celedonia (keys/vocals), Cherylann Hawk, Jill Simmons & Alison McTavish (backing vocals), Eric Kurtzrock (drummer/recording engineer), and Ryan Black (bass).

THE PATTI SPADARO BAND weave organic grooves with catchy original tunes and spur-of-the moment jamming.  "I like to combine improvisation with good solid song writing" says Patti. "I love to get people up and dancing. Music can open minds and inspire, it can bring people together, even make a difference in the world. It's also a whole lot of fun."  

BRINGING ME BACK features drummers Eric Kurtzrock & Jim Donovan (Rusted Root), keyboardist Skip Sanders (The Clarks, Bill Deasy), and Jill Simmons singing harmony (Brown Eyed Women). The album features impressive musicianship and songs that reach deep. Songs about discovering what matters most. Standing up and living life from that place. A place of integrity and love; freedom, joy and passion. 

WOMEN ON TOP - add Jill Simmons, Cherylann Hawk, Alison McTavish and Andrea Pearl's lead vocals and beautiful harmonies to the mix.  See our Women On Top page for more.

Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Tedeschi/Trucks, The Grateful Dead, John Mayer, Phish, Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Michael Franti, Sara Bareilles, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows and many more. 

Patti performs & records with many bands/musicians in the greater Pittsburgh PA area, including: Eric Kurtzrock, Cherylann Hawk, Bill Toms & Hard Rain, Jill Simmons, Pittsburgh Women of the Blues, theCAUSE, The Sun Champs, Lisa Mackney (Dark Star Orchestra), Jim Donovan (Rusted Root), Danny Gochnour & Joffo Simmons (The Houserockers), Alison McTavish (Love Crumbs), SamJAMwich, Steve "pUNK" Cunningham, Mike Tony, Mike "Foot" Hoernig & John “JB” Bigham, Joe Monroe (Ghosthounds), Ms. Freddye, T. Mitchell Bell, Cheryl Rinovato & Stevee Wellons (Soulful Femme), Joe Pinchotti III (Charles Wesley Godwin), Janelle Burdell, Andrea Pearl, Dan Baker, Al&Al, Lindsay Dragan, Ven Kelly, Matt Locy and more.  Patti's opened for many artists, including Melvin Seals and JGB. 

KIRTAN Patti also plays Kirtan yoga music at yoga studios, festivals and events. 

Patti was the lead guitarist for the ZOOKEEPERS for several years. They recorded two albums together, played many shows in Los Angeles, and toured the western U.S. extensively. The Zookeepers were named one of L.A.'s best bands by KTLA-TV, and performed on "Good Day L.A." and other TV shows. Both of their CDs received radio airplay all over the west coast. Patti opened for guitar legend Eddie Van Halen in Hollywood, and for Little Feat at the El Rey Theatre. She recorded and performed with award winning commercial producer Sherby, and singer/songwriter Roger Len Smith. She recorded "A Step Down From Luxuy", The Mystrals' first CD and toured the southwestern US with them. The Mystrals singer won "Best Vocalist" in the L.A. Music Awards.  Patti is a graduate of Musician's Institute, where she studied with world renown jazz/fusion guitarist Scott Henderson of Chick Corea's band, and blues/roots-rock guitarist Keith Wyatt of the Blasters. She's also worked as a guitar teacher.

Patti began her musical journey at 11 years old, playing a beat-up acoustic hand-me-down.  Growing up in PA, she soon discovered electric guitar and spent hours learning riffs from her guitar heroes including The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers & Stevie Ray Vaughn.  After getting her degree in Physics from Drexel University, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician's Institute.

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