Patricia Shih wrote her first song at age 12 and hasn’t stopped since. At the age of 15, she signed a recording and management contract with Unicorn Records of Washington, D.C. as half of a duo. This marked the start of her professional career. A 45 RPM record was released a year later and numerous T.V., radio, concert and club performances followed. Included are an international radio broadcast on the Voice of America and appearances at the legendary Cellar Door, where the duo was runner-up to Emmy Lou Harris in the competitive “Best of the Hoots.” Several years later, Ms. Shih began her solo career in California, notably on her own PBS special “Patty Shih – Music from the Gallery.” Soon after, she returned to the east coast and settled in Huntington, N.Y. Find out more at Patricia’s website.
Awards & Accomplishments
A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Shih plays 6 and 12 string guitars, piano and Marxophone. She has eight albums to her credit: five family/children’s albums, “Lovabyes” (Creative Child CD of the Year Award & Parents’ Choice Recommended Award), “Your ImaginEngine” (Seal of Excellence Award), “The Power of One” (NAPPA Gold Award, Preferred Choice Award and Parents’ Choice Approved Award), “Making Fun!” (Preferred Choice Award and Parents’ Choice Approved Award), and “Big Ideas!” (Seal of Excellence Award).