Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche

is creating Original Music and Poetry

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About Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche

In 2005, the year Katrina ravaged the Big Easy, we (Patty Carpenter, singer and band leader, and Verandah Porche, poet and scribe, best friends), carved out time to write songs together. We created a waltz for New Orleans and the churning war in Iraq and dreamt up a title, “Alibi Lullaby.” The lyrics folded in street names like Piety and Desire as well as Shakespeare, and they floated on the song’s grim, lilting music.

A few years later, we put out “Come Over,” our album of a dozen original tunes performed by The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band. The group consists of Patty, her ex-partner, their daughter, her son, and friends. The songs of love, trouble, sudden death, and seasoned joy begin in water and end in wind, shot through with earth and fire.

Since then, we have penned about fifty songs, “one for each year of our friendship.” We returned briefly to the studio to record “Tweeting from the Tower,” and “Paper or Plastic,” a song about money. We’ve played together for audiences who appreciate the interplay of image and music and REALLY miss the dynamics of live performance.

During the COVID isolation, we began composing over the telephone each day. First, tunes for the grandkids: hand washing, helping, imagining, and rebelling. Then, songs “speaking to our condition,”: “COVID Blues,” “Deep Death,” “Mercy Place,” “Miss You So,” and more.

The irony of aerosol (the song that can kill, and the longing to share) brings us to Patreon.

Become a patron today to gain access to new songs (home recorded demos) and behind the scenes clips of their creative process and a possible role in inspiring our upcoming work. Also, when the Bad Germ goes away, you will receive post pandemic sneak peaks of events!

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