It’s always a treat when I get to speak to someone whose work I really love and they wind up being, not just the amazing artist I knew they were, but also an incredible person t’boot! This was exactly the case getting to speak to Patty Lynn, one half of ...
It’s always a treat when I get to speak to someone whose work I really love and they wind up being, not just the amazing artist I knew they were, but also an incredible person t’boot! This was exactly the case getting to speak to Patty Lynn, one half of one of my favorite bands, The Wind and The Wave. We cover it all in this one and get to some honest, funny and weird places! Enjoy and check out the links below for past albums and social!
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Singer / Song Writer / Musician
Touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. Baker describes it as “kind of like what happens when two friends hold hands and jump in a freezing lake just to see what it feels like.” Thanks to the undeniable chemistry between the pair, the music took on a life of its own and The Wind and The Wave soon found themselves with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours, having their songs appear in countless TV shows and feature films, and racking up millions of plays on Spotify and Apple Music.
The band also earned itself a rabid following, with fans especially enamored of Lynn’s feisty vocals and brutally personal lyrics about challenging relationships with lovers and family members as well as her relationship with herself. “People really treasure our first album, From The Wreckage,” Baker says. “We got tons of letters from people saying it saved their life. They’re people who are conflicted and searching and they connect with Patty’s lyrics more than anything.”
“It’s gotta tough to be Patty, or anyone in her life, because if something’s amiss, she’s going to write about it. And you’re going to know it’s about you, and you’re going to feel weird about it,” Baker says with a chuckle. “Everyone’s in the line of fire. Patty and I are two people who, while we strive to be joyful and positive, can be very much morose and negative, and that definitely comes out in the songs.”
The band was supporting Stereophonics on an arena tour around the UK when the pandemic began in March 2020. They are now working on their fourth original album, and looking forward to performing live once again as a duo.