Given birth to and raised in Brigantine, NJ, East Coastline citizen Patty Blee can be an acoustic guitar-playing vocalist/songwriter whose affects range between Bonnie Raitt to Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, and Lucinda Williams. Blee’s earthy origins rock and roll and pop/rock and roll aren’t nation or folk, by itself, but you will find nation and folk affects in her composing and she’s cited country-pop preferred Emmylou Harris and folk-pop icon Joni Mitchell as early inspirations. Developing up in Brigantine (which is definitely within the southern NJ Shoreline near Atlantic Town), Blee began hearing, as she places it, “acoustic-based vocalist/songwriters,” young. In addition for some from the abovementioned feminine performers, Blee was a big lover of man folk-rock favorites like Jackson Browne and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Adolescent. In the ’90s, Blee became an admirer of Crow, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin (although she’s a grittier, even more rugged strategy than Colvin and doesn’t enter the sort of girlish, waif-like performing that Jewel and Suzanne Vega are recognized for). Performing along the South Shirt Shoreline in the ’90s and early 2000s, Blee performed addresses aswell as original materials; in some Shirt Shore clubs, addresses are obligatory (or, at least, greatly urged). But she specifically performs original materials on her behalf debut recording, Disguise, which arrived within the Somers Stage, NJ-based Treasure label in 2002.