As connoisseurs of Austin music, most of our subscribers can easily recognize the mind-blowing vocals of Patrice Pike. 2019 marks the release of the first album written and recorded by Pike and her longtime musical partner, guitarist Wayne Sutton, Heart is a Compass. This project is a long-anticipated culmination of musical experiences the pair gained both apart and together, and Austin is ready.
Known to the jam-band scene of the 90â€™s, Pike and Sutton were the founders of Little Sister, aka Sister 7. Through the years they continued playing live together; those decades of partnership can be heard in their live show. Mixing hard rock, R&B, blues, funk and world music together in their own unique concoction, theyâ€™ve come to the place where their groove flows organically. On Friday the 13th you can experience it yourself.
Though Pikeâ€™s vocals have been likened to Janis Joplin and Suttonâ€™s guitar style has the seductive textures of blues greats, the live experience proves that theyâ€™ve created a blend that is all their own. On Heart is a Compass, the theme of surrendering to where the spirit takes you is a hint to what youâ€™ll see on Friday – two veterans of the road and stage, who let the music lead them to where they are today.