Ratsy
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Ratsy
Ratsy
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Background information
Born Jackson, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Folk, indie rock
Singer, lyricist, busker
Instruments guitar

Ratsy (real name Patty Kemp; born in Jackson, Michigan) is a folk singer-songwriter who was part of the Boston folk scene. She is known for her quirky and humorous lyrics.[1]

Biography

After attending Michigan State University and graduating from beauty school with a cosmetology license, she moved to Boston and sang in the subway. She performed in local coffeehouses and at colleges.[2]

In 1999, she moved to Hollywood and began appearing in commercials while continuing her musical career. She took up with the lindy hop community, and took lessons in swing dancing. She appeared in a 2002 episode of Gilmore Girls, as a featured dancer during an episode focusing on a dance marathon. She has since relocated to Oberlin, Ohio, where she runs a vintage antique shop, Ratsy's Store.[3]

Discography

  • The Subway Songstress Years (1992)
  • Squished Under a Train (1995)
  • Flowery Swimsuit: The Live Album (2000)

References

  1. ^ Seth Rogovoy (March 14, 1996). "RATSY: THE FOLK MADONNA?". Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Seth Rogovoy (March 14, 1996). "RATSY: THE FOLK MADONNA?". Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/Ratsys-Store-165194360188289/

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