Thursday, July 12
Patrice Pike burst on to the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. She co-founded the band almost immediately upon leaving the high school for the performing and visual arts at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, Texas. Soon after she writing and singing Sister Seven�s top 10 Billboard hit �Know What You Mean�. Rolling Stone Magazine called her "Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package." Now as a solo singer songwriter her material has taken an increasingly narrative turn, while her sound has moved steadily in the direction of R&B. Over the past decade she has independently released five acclaimed solo records, showcasing her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals. She has toured relentlessly, both in the U.S. and overseas, building an impressive grassroots fan base. In 2007 she became the youngest member of the Austin/Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.