When Patty Jackson was 15 years old, she was given a free ticket to a Joan Baez concert. This changed her life forever. Pretty soon, she was seen bicycling all over with a guitar on her back, looking for the next jam, sing along, or any opportunity to learn some new licks from the masters.
In the 80's and 90's she was in a series of bands and duos playing pop cover tunes in bars and clubs throughout the central NY area. In the mid 90s, she formed a trio called "Wildfire."--a mellow fusion of folk, classical and jazz with guitar, flute, violin and stunning harmonies. Wildfire toured in NY and throughout New England playing to sold out audiences on college campuses, folk clubs and coffeehouses.
One of the highlights of their career was to play for Hillary Clinton when she was running for NY State Senator. Wildfire recorded a self-titled CD in 1999.
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