An eclectic collection of song lyrics, poems, ruminations and stories from New Orleans bard Beth Patterson, one of today’s hardest-working singer-songwriters.
Praise for Mongrels and Misfits:
"From the virtual desk of Deliah Moonraze, Music Historian, 2113: The chords and the lyrics of Beth Waggoner Patterson are a matter of record, eight track tape, cassette, CD, and aural-implant, and as far as I'm concerned her sound was raw and from the heart, but any way you look at it, she was unique—the last of a rare breed to crawl out of a halo full of bootleg gin, who grabbed a Bouzouki guitar and made her Celtic Rock roar. By the truest measure of good old Nawlins, she was the ultimate Stage-Babe, and unlike her contemporaries, who ended up in diminutive house concerts or on a garage band floor on Valentine's Day, she beat the odds and lasted, a meat and potatoes crooner all the way, who for years was the undisputed vice lord of her own live venues. She was unique—and she was hot." — Michael H. Hanson, poet/author, creator of the Sha'Daa series
“Literary allusions and auditory illusions. Every song is a fresh delight.” — SF/fantasy author Jody Lynn Nye
Beth Patterson has been a self-employed musician, songwriter, and recording artist for over two decades, finally deciding to sidestep into the world of fiction writing to see what might happen. She currently resides in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where she partakes of good food and wine, observes the absurd, and attempts to blend in with the shrubbery.