Patty Kakac is a professional folk musician who uses her singing and song writing talents to address difficult issues in today's world. She has studied with Stevie Beck, and mentored with Larry Long and numerous folk musicians for over 20 years. As a singer/songwriter she has written the music for several plays for Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, MN. Patty Kakac collaborates with playwright, Kathy Ray, of Playing on Purpose Productions, Barrett, MN and has written, directed and performed for 9 issue orientated plays for schools and community programs. She is also a performer and singer for "Women Through The Ages" a show of vignettes and music portraying women's stories, performed extensively throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Patty formed a local folk band, Patty and the Pinetones in 1982. Patty and the Pinetones performed at theater concerts, house concerts, yard parties, churches and schools, as well as opening for Bill Staines, The Kingston Trio, Larry Long, and Pop Wagner. She has performed solo for numerous concerts, folk festivals, house concerts, conferences, and community. Patty now performs in The Granary Girls folk duo with Jodi Ritter. Patty has conducted Artist Residences. Patty plays the guitar, autoharp, upright bass, piano, harmonica and penny whistle. Patty is a recipient of an 1999 Individual Artist Grant from the Lakes Region Arts Council to promote her music in both rural and metro Minnesota.
|Heart of A Woman
Patty Kakac's first CD won the hearts of folks from all over the world. From the "Gentle Rain" to "I'm Just A Farmer," she tells the stories of the common folk. She sings of "Rainbow Quilts" and freight trains that call us to adventure and shines with love from the heart of this woman.
CD Price: $14.97
Patchwork depicts Patty's love of the land, her family and the hard times of farmers everywhere. Her songs range from lullabies and eating habbits to enduring the pain of families afficted with AIDS and the "Love of Letting Go." It is from the heart of a "Wild Rose of the Prairie."
CD Price: $14.97