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River Jam Artist Preview: Jade Patek

Jade Patek comes from a rich musical lineage as the granddaughter of polka legend Joe Patek who delighted crowds at dancehalls for decades with his Orchestra. Using her polka roots as inspiration, Jade began writing her own music and performing it live a few years back.  Her original music is purely Texan and definitely original.  High profile bookings included a spot at Steamboat last year and a debut appearance at this event.  This will be Jade’s second straight appearance at River Jam.  Jade has been performing for the past 9 years at various venues from the Gulf Coast to the San Marcos/New Braunfels/San Antonio area.  Jade calls her genre of music “marble rye bread,” showing infusions of Americana/Texas Country with flares of blues, funk and soul. While she’s comfortable listening to Merle Haggard or jamming to Prince or AC/DC, her inspiration comes from greats like Janis Joplin, Susan Tedeschi, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and Tracy Chapman. There’s a common theme there if you haven’t noticed.

River Jam Tickets:  RJ TIX

Performance date/time:  Sun July 30 at Lone Star Floathouse, approx 4PM

Years at event:  Two

Twitter:  @jadepatek



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