From performing 250 dates a year, solo acoustic and/or full band, Americana artist Patty Reese has earned troubadour status. Her powerhouse vocals, strong work ethic and sharply honed songwriting skills paved the way for this new release Lift Us Up, her most captivating work to date. 

“Recording this new album Lift Us Up, has been cathartic and nothing short of a complete joy for me.”

When offered the opportunity to record on the Nashville-based Creative and Dreams label with a top notch producer and fantastic studio, Patty was excited to explore the broad scope of Americana including American Roots, Blues and Soul showcasing her diverse vocal style and life experience.

A fan and critic favorite, Reese has been recognized by the Washington DC Area Music Association with 17 awards including Artist, Songwriter and Album of the Year. Performances include major venues and festivals including supporting international artists—Beth Hart, Greg Allman, Buddy Guy, Aretha Franklin, Little Feat, Ruthie Foster and others.

Songwriting influences include Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlisle and Chris Stapleton. Recognizing her stunning and commanding vocals and a no holds barred approach to performance, Patty has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Tanya Tucker, Adele and Janis Joplin and cites all of them as major inspiration.

Earlier releases Let in the Sun, Here and Now, and Strong Medicine - #1 on ADP Global Indicator Radio chart - collectively enjoyed Americana and National Roots Music Reports status, including 5 singles in the Top 40.

“My music has always been my palette and safe harbor for loving and laughing at life and expressing my deepest pain. Most important to me is delivering bone deep, authentic, truth.”

On "Lift Us Up” (title track and first single) with strong Gospel-like layered vocals, Patty affirms our combined capacity to have each other’s back and lift each other up. “Root of the Matter,” is a Rolling Stonesy romp through a funny, self deprecating look at a tragically ridiculous relationship. By contrast, “Wild Blue Yonder” is a Rock rollercoaster, evoking the freedom and the exaltation of living and healing after recovery in a Born to be Wild kind of way. “Salty and Sweet” is a super fun dance tune celebrating the heat of a zesty relationship with a partner who’s tantalizingly Salty and Sweet! Patty’s soulful vocals and impeccable phrasing continues to shine on timeless classics “Help Me Make It Through The Night” (Kris Kristofferson), “The Dock of The Bay" (Otis Redding), "Mandolin Wind" (Rod Stewart) along with the Burt Bacharach anthem and always relevant “What The World needs Now Is Love.”

Check out Patty Reese Lift Us Up on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music and all streaming platforms worldwide.

“With a superb balance of steamy and sultry, power and passion in her vocals and the ability to cover a wide range of dynamics and genres, from rockin’ blues to power soul and smooth ballads, Patty Reese delivers the full package on her new album Let In The Sun.”

-- Rick J. Bowen


“The feeling that Patty puts in her music, her soulful, bluesy voice and her personality make her a staple at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. I get hundreds of demo CDs a year. Patty’s new CD is my favorite.”

-- Don Hooker, Producer, Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival


  • Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIES):
    • Album of the Year
    • Artist of the Year
    • Songwriter of the Year
    • Best Roots Rock Album
    • Roots Rock Vocalist
    • Artist Website
  • Northern California Songwriters Association honors
  • Mid Atlantic Song Contest honors
  • TrueValue Hardware National Songwriting Top 10 Contest winner


  • Rehoboth Jazz Festival
  • Sunfest
  • East Coast Jazz Fest
  • Rockville City Festival
  • California Expo and State Fair
  • Montgomery County Fair
  • Maryland Wine Festival
  • Baltimore’s Artscape
  • Concert venues in Key West, Myrtle Beach, Mt. Shasta, Sacramento & NYC

DC / Baltimore AREA VENUES

  • Camden Yards (National Anthem)
  • The Birchmere
  • Blues Alley
  • 9:30 Club
  • Strathmore
  • Barns of Wolf Trap
  • Recher Theater
  • Avalon Theater
  • Ramshead Main Stage
  • IOTA Club & Cafe


  • Let In The Sun (Azalea City Recordings)
  • Strong Medicine (Azalea City Recordings)
  • Here and Now
  • The Broad Highway
  • The Patty Reese Band: A Night to Remember
  • One Night Stand featuring Patty Reese