Born in Iowa, Larkin grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a family where music created generational bonds. "My grandmothers
both played piano and when we would get together we would sing. I remember being small and standing underneath the keyboard while
someone was playing barrel house blues and I felt like I had just seen God; it was a great sound to me". After playing music
on her own in her teens, first piano, then guitar, Larkin attended the University of Oregon where she earned a degree in English
Literature. From there, Larkin headed back east to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she launched her career busking
in Harvard Square and fronting her own bands, rising to prominence during the then nascent folk-resurgence. She recorded three records
for the Philo/Rounder label, jumping to Windham Hill's High Street label in the 1990's where albums four through seven packed enough
punch to catapult her to the top of the AAA radio charts. In 1999 Larkin moved to Vanguard for the release of her critically heralded
live record (à gogo) and now Regrooving The Dream.
From her emergence as a sensitive singer/songwriter in the late eighties, through her evolution as a top-charting alterna-folk/pop
artist of the nineties, to her mature work as a sonic innovator and lyric master today, Patty Larkin shows us that it is possible
to continue to evolve - to regroove our dreams as we grow. To listen to Regrooving The Dreamis to be in the presence of a master
- one who can take words and sound and provide us with a distinctive, bracing take on the modern world.