The Patti Fiasco
www.pattifiasco.net Description: Laurie Gallardo, The Austin Music Minute: 'The Fort Collins, CO-based outfit has a strong roots and folk background coming out of Wyoming, led by the mighty vocals of frontwoman Alysia Kraft. Their style is a wonderful combination of classic country and all-out rock 'n' roll. You hear old-school traditional sounds mingled with crunchy rock guitar and assorted instruments not typically used to make rock (can you say 'electric dobro'?). They craftily cover all ends of the spectrum with a versatile balance of electrifying pop energy and country/rootsy twang.'