(b. June 19, 1951, Iowa) is a Boston-based singer-songwriter. she trained at the Berklee College of Music before pursuing a solo career in folk music.
Her songwriting has been praised for its wit, and her technical guitar playing has also received praise (which she made light fun of in her feminist song, Not Bad for a Broad
In 1990, she joined Christine Lavin, Megan McDonough, and Sally Fingerett to form the Four Bitchin' Babes
, with whom she toured and recorded one album.
In 2005, Larkin produced La Guitara
, a compilation of songs performed by female guitarists designed to answer the question, "Why are there no great female guitar players?" with the answer being that "There are–and here they are."
- Patty Larkin's official website
- FolkLib entry for Patty Larkin
- Step Into the Light (CD 1994) Philo Records. ASIN: B0000003RP.
- I'm Fine (CD 1993). Philo Records. ASIN: B0000003S9.
- Live in The Square (1992). Philo Records. ASIN: B0000003TC.
- Tango (1991). High Street Records. ASIN: B00000131A.
- Angels Running (1993). High Street Records. ASIN: B00000131E.
- Strangers World (1995). High Street Records. ASIN: B00000131W.
- Perishable Fruit (1997). High Street Records. ASIN: B00000132G.
- à Gogo: Live on Tour (1999). Vanguard Records. ASIN: B00001NTJ4.
- Regrooving the Dream (2000). Vanguard Records. ASIN: B00004TZZ1.
- Red = Luck (2003). Vanguard Records. ASIN: B000083MD0.
- La Guitara: Gender Bending Strings (2005). Vanguard Records. ASIN: B000B837UQ