musical awards on her mantle, Tammy is the most versatile instrumentalist
in the group. Among her many accomplishments are: Florida Rustic Fiddle
and Twin Fiddle Champion, Florida Hammered Dulcimer Champion, National
Old-Time Banjo Champion, and Florida Old-Time Female Solo Vocalist. She
has performed in festivals and contests all over the country, as well as
schools, museums, radio and television shows, theatrical productions, clubs
and restaurants. In addition to releasing her own album, "Six White Horses,"
she also plays on several other Florida folk’s albums, including Mark Johnson,
Anna Moo (with Bo Diddley) and Fay Baird (of the Short Sisters). Carrying
on the legacy of traditional music, she holds old-time jams for children,
teaches music privately and is the music teacher at Gainesville Country
who plays guitar, piano, bass, and banjo, Janet is best-known for her distinctive
voice, described by one producer as "fragile, yet powerful; vulnerable,
yet confident." A veteran of countless bands, she is in high demand as
a session singer at local recording studios. Her original songs compose
a large part of Patchwork's repertoire, and her "Florida Home" was recently
one of the winners in the Will McLean Best New Florida Song songwriting
contest. She performed in the Hippodrome State Theatre's 1987 production
of "Hair," and before forming Patchwork she toured the festival circuit
from Colorado to Atlanta to Florida with her band, Country Love. Janet
is a member of many bands, including Antidote.
|An eclectic musician
whose roots branch out from classical and folk music to jazz, Cathy plays
piano and guitar and sings. Several of her original compositions are on
the Patchwork songlist, including “The Waves Roll In,” a winner in the
1999 Gamble Rogers Song Contest. She has played at clubs and festivals
throughout the state for over twenty years, including the Florida Folk
Festival. She performed with Florida legends Will McLean and Don Grooms,
and has sung with Tom Paxton, Dave Frishberg, Garrison Keillor, and others.
In addition to hosting "Across the Prairie," a popular folk music program
on WUFT, Cathy is the Music Director/musician in residence for the Arts-in-Medicine
program at Shands Hospital, and presents national workshops on music and
healing. She won the National League of American Penwomen (Gainesville
branch) Award for Music in 2000.
|A graduate of
the University of Florida's music program, Jolene is in demand for her
wide vocal range. Her soaring harmonies and rhythmic mandolin playing are
a distinctive part of Patchwork's sound. She has performed in several local
bands, as well as in the University of Florida production of "Madame Butterfly."
A music teacher, she has presented various workshops at festivals and schools
throughout the area, and her high harmony vocals have graced many a studio
|Annie grew up
playing music and singing, influenced by her mother who was a trained
vocalist and piano player. An eclectic musician, she won 2nd place
in mandolin and 2nd place in beginning banjo at the Old Time Music
Championships in 2001, and started playing acoustic bass with Patchwork
in 2006! She also sings, plays piano, and loves to play bluegrass
and old time, swing standards and country music with her husband
"A woman just can't have too many shoes, or banjos."
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