"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, stretching out during live shows, reaching for musical magic. 

Patti is currently working on her 6th album. She released 3 CDs with bands in Los Angeles, where she played LA's famous clubs, beach bars, festivals, and toured the west coast & southwestern US. Her roots were calling, she moved to PA to raise a family and released 2 more albums. 

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." 

2024: Patti's recording a new batch of songs for 2024 and performing in the PA area. Look for new music releases in 2024. 

Hear "Bringing Me Back" on Apple Music, Bandcamp and Spotify. Featuring 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, 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), Mike "Foot" Hoernig & John “JB” Bigham, Danny Gochnour & Joffo Simmons (The Houserockers), Alison McTavish (Love Crumbs), SamJAMwich, Steve "pUNK" Cunningham, Mike Tony, 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 also plays Kirtan yoga music at yoga studios, festivals and events, and teaches college courses. Patti's opened for many artists, including Melvin Seals and JGB. 

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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