Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco rides the edge of emotional extreme, delivering a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. It's the attitude of Joan Jett with a Steve Earle twang, the soul and slide of Bonnie Raitt, Black-Keys-style dirty blues-rock, and the lyric edginess of Shovels and Rope.
Kraft's unrelenting energy, inspired songwriting, and vocals "as pure and clean as they are powerful" (Westword) earned her FoCoMA's 2013 Best Front Person award. The dobro, handmade and electrified—literally—by band member and 2007 RockyGrass dobro competition winner Ansel Foxley, builds the band's signature blend of rock, country, and Americana.
Their 2013 release, "Small Town Lights," has garnered multiple accolades, including Wyoming Public Radio's Best Regional Album award, FoCoMA's Best Album award, and high positioning on the Colorado charts. The Patti Fiasco was recently pegged by Paste Magazine as a "Band to Listen to Now."