Possessed of the sweet, clear tone of voice that merits comparisons to predecessor Nanci Griffith, Tammy Patrick released her single debut, The White colored Recording, in June of 2001. Patrick was raised within the prairies of South Dakota and drew early musical motivation from her grandfather, who sing Depression-era ballads followed by his banjo. Before touring and saving with New York-based folk rockers the Dorkestra, Patrick shaped a politically willing rock-band in college known as the Icemakers from the Trend, who released three albums. Following the Dorkestra disbanded in 1996, Tammy and many ex-members of this group shaped the Bath tub Virgins, whose debut, Summertime, premiered soon afterward. The album’s related film of seven music video clips was demonstrated at the brand new York Film Festival in 1997. The Virgins adopted up with an recording of blues addresses known as Underground. Patrick and her partner/bass participant/maker Jeff Farias shifted to Phoenix in 1998 and began their own documenting studio, Gecko Recreation area, where they started focus on The White colored Album, that was inspired by tales from her family’s plantation in South Dakota.