Patty Tuite has been singing and playing guitar since 1978. She started out learning folk/pop songs. In the early '90's, she began to go to blues open-mike sessions and developed a stronger, more bluesy voice to accompany the changes in her guitar style. Influenced by artists such a Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Koko Taylor, Patty learned how to play slide guitar and began to write her own material. In 1997, she recorded her first CD, "Live at the Tic Toc", which include 7 blues standards and 5 originals. In 1998 she formed her own band, "The Patty Tuite Band", and released a second CD in 2001 called "Girls Night Out". This CD was composed entirely of the band members' original songs.The band started recording a third CD in 2005, which had more diversity in styles (jazz, blues, folk) but in the midst of recording the band broke up. Most of the material has been completed since then. Some of the songs listed here are from rehearsals. Patty continues to play in various bands in CT.