by The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band
“Patty Carpenter displays the casual professionalism that one would expect from someone who’s worked the woods as a singer…. She has an approach that clearly lets her shift from style to style without violating the essence of what she does. She knows and loves these songs. She’s comfortable with them, and treats them all as good friends, taking them as they are and enlivening them gently. She doesn’t bully them with ersatz hipness. She just keeps them company, and that hominess comes through to the listener.” — David Dupont, Cadence Magazine
Format: Audio CD
The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band is a mother, father, daughter group who are often accused of functioning just fine, at least musically. Patty Carpenter and Melissa Shetler lead up the group on vocals. Their voices have an uncanny kinship and the harmonies blend seamlessly. Whether it’s through their original compositions, John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” or Bobby Timmons Vocalist/composer Patty Carpenter and poet Verandah Porche wrote their shared lives into songs chronicling years in rural communes and big cities. The band includes talented family members (including Scott Shetler on sax, clarinet, and mandolin) as well as Tony Garnier (bassist for Bob Dylan), James Wormworth (Tonight Show drummer), and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm’s organist). Mastered by Grammy®-winning producer Rob Fabroni (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Melissa Ethridge).
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