Pat grew up in New York City. She wrote and performed songs all her adult life, though she slowed down for a few years while pursuing a career as a social worker and college instructor and raising three children. Now retired and living in Poughkeepsie, NY, she is devoting more time than ever to her "hobby." Her songs have been praised highly by Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, David Roth, and others. They have a strong folk influence, and cover issues such as peace, religion and the environment, and many personal topics as well. They are carefully crafted and lyric-driven, with tunes that are eminently singable. Pat was Sonny Ochs' pick to perform in the Folk DJ Showcase at the 2012 conference of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. One of her songs, "Peace Pilgrim," is featured in part on Pete Seeger's latest (Grammy-nominated) album, "The Storm King." She has two solo albums, "Full Circle" (2009) and "Do I Know My Song Well Enough to Start Singing Yet?" (2012). You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.