River Jam Artist Preview: Jade Marie 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.  Over the past 12 months, Jade’s star has risen and more folks are starting to take notice of her talent after the release of her recent EP (Fly Bird).  2019 marks Jade’s fourth 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. Come see Jade do her thing at the Floathouse.

Performance date/time:  Sun July 14 at Lone Star Floathouse, approx 6PM

Years at event:  Four

Twitter:  @jademariepatek

Brad Beheler

Raised in Waco, refined in the Hill Country, escaped from DFW. I've worked in just about every facet of the music business for 20 years. I like to write about it all. e-mail Brad Editor-in-Chief

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