Patty Reese (from the album Let in the Sun)
Patty Reese has a near-perfect blend of twang and torch on the Country Blues of Let in the Sun, the latest release from the Washington, D.C.-based musician. Let in the Sun throws its doors open on first track “Is It Too Late for Me?” as the songs struts into the album asking to be set free. Patty Reese says of the release that ‘This collection of songs is an honest representation of who I am, where I come from, and where my heart is. The Blues remains the rock on which I have built every song I've ever written. I also love to incorporate songs by artists that inspire me and this time it was Steve Earle and Bob Dylan’. Let in the Sun smooths out the Blues for Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right”, and quiets to acoustic for a whispered vocal on Steve Earle’s “Goodbye”.
Patty Reese relies on her own pen as she sings a “Radio Song”, cranks up the volume to talk of lending a helping hand with “Soul Satisfier”, serves up some “Awesome Sauce” with a touch of Bourbon Street second line beats, looks for a “Good Neighbor” to help out when needed, and slinks in on the promise of “I Won’t Let You Down”. Let in the Sun tags its title suggesting that if it is some salvation you seek to “Open a Window, Let in the Sun” as Patty Reese hears a memory knock on the door with “I Hear a Lie” and rolls out Old School Soul in her Blues as she laundry lists what makes her heart beat in “Your Love”.