Teach • Inspire
• Be Real!
is Diane’s newest CD release.
Folkgoddess Diane Patterson sings the world awake with strong voice, rocking guitar, sweet ukulele, and revolutionary lyrics.
Her sincere spirit and wild heart joyfully plant seeds of love and light in every listener.
Diane’s been performing at festivals and venues since 1989, beginning with a season playing electric bass for the excellent Sacramento, California-based Blues Duo; then co-fronting a world beat band in Davis called The Heat from 1989-1991. She started in 1993, with Joe Kojima Gray and Dave Theno, the award-winning Diane Patterson Sextet, with Jan Peters and two percussionists, Warren Jones and Rita Hosking . . . yes, THE Rita Hosking! Following The Sextet have been 20 years of solo, duo, and trio work, often with Al Torre on guitar.
Currently Diane is touring her fabulous new CD, Teach, Inspire, Be Real!! This album is a powerful collection of producers, songs, & healing vibrations!! Patterson has also published three other full length CDs: Build a Bridge (2013), World Awake (2010) and Hip the Hip (2005). In the works is an album with producer Mike Napolitano in New Orleans!
“Joni Mitchell meets Ani DiFranco. Patterson is a modern day folk goddess.”
“Diane is a young Pete Seeger.” —Percussionist & Composer, Geoffrey Gordon
“FANTASTIC. Diane, you are a great musician.” — Paul Emery Music, Nevada City, Ca. Oct. 2015
“She’s good!” — Ani DiFranco
Since 1990, wordsmith Patterson weaves spirit and unifying social commentary, now around the world, on festival stages, at folk music and conscious music gatherings, healing gatherings and in concert venues of Southern Oregon and Northern California, in Hawaii every winter for the last nine years, in Europe summers of 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2016, and December 2012 in Mexico for Synthesis Festival! Based in Southern Oregon, independent and supported by her community, Diane considers herself a micro magical munition of manifesting: nature consciousness, cleanest food for body and mind, best balance and highest integrity of relations between all Beings. We are grateful for an amazing year of three major tours for Teach, Inspire, Be Real: the 2016 Album Release and Adventures on the High Frequen~Seas!
Diane occasionally writes long stories from her adventures. Check ‘em out here.
Go here to find the lyrics for “Teach • Inspire • Be Real”