Patricia Shih has been performing for audiences of all ages since 1968. During this time she has appeared solo and with others in thousands of venues all over North America.


"...one of those independent albums that you long for, hope for, and eventually pray for in the course of a year...great lasting music...refreshingly and a realistic simple treasure...experience a future star of the finestmagnitude. Patricia Shih is a wonder."
Zeke Griffin, "Good Times"

(Glass Records)
(Glass Records)
Gold Covered
(Glass Records)
Your ImaginEngine!
(Glass Records)
The Power Of One
(Glass Records)
Leap of Faith
(Flying Fish Records)
Rainbow Sign
(Rounder Records)
Woman with One Closed Eye
(Glass Records)
Early Ears
Big Ideas
(Glass Records)
Sharing Thoughts
(Stone Productions)
Making Fun!
(Glass Records)

Patricia Shih Has Appeared With...

"Your singing was gorgeous! I love your songs"
Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt


Pete Seeger

Emmy Lou Harris

Livingston Taylor

Jonathan Edwards

Patty Larkin

Richie Havens

Billy Bragg

Tom Paxton

Tom Chapin

Peter Yarrow


"...your song, 'Two Good Legs' got (a standing) ovation after it was sung by the Disabled in Action Singers at the Lincoln Center Outdoor Festival...6000 people, SRO...Great song!"
Pete Seeger

  • The Huntington Summer Arts Festival
  • Hudson Clearwater Revival
  • Asian/Pacific Heritage Festival at Lincoln Center
  • National Women's Music Festival
  • Earth Day, LI, NY and first National
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • The South's Largest Children's Festival
  • Kerrville Folk Festival
  • The Peace Ribbon, LI, NY and National
  • Musikfest
  • Woodstock '99

.. and many more...

TV, Film & Theatre

"...you are clear and beautiful...we are deeply moved by the beauty of your songs and the clarity of your commitment."
Dick Roberts Film Co.

  • "Undocumented" Documentary
    Executive Producer, writer, editor
  • ABC Eyewitness News
  • Tell Me A Story, Cablevision
  • Panorama
  • The Joe Franklin Show
  • The Toymaker
  • Roberto Tirado's Lively Arts
  • Here's Barbara
  • Patty Shih - Music from the Gallery
  • Channel 2 News
  • War, Women and Song, First Strike Theatre
  • News 12 Long Island
  • Arts Scene on Long Island

...and many more..


"...in a songwriting contest...more than 350 tunes from the NY metropolitian region were entered... some (winners) were exceptional writers like Patricia Shih..."
Diane Ketcham, The New York Times

  • Parents' Choice Recommended Award
  • Ethical Humanist Society's Social Justice Leadership Award
  • Creative Child Magazine's 2015 CD of the Year
  • Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence (twice)
  • Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award (twice)
  • NAPPA Gold Award
  • Parents' Choice Approved Award (twice)
  • 2007 Fortune 52 Woman of Achievement Making a Difference
  • 2004 Woman of Distinction Award
  • American Songwriting Festival
  • BACCA Songwriting Competition First Place
  • NY Songwriter's Showcase
  • Cellar Door's Best of the Hoots First runner-up to Emmylou Harris
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award*
  • LA Times Best of 1993 list*
  • NAPPA Gold Medal*
  • ALA Notable Children's Recording* Parent's Prize*
  • *for Rainbow Sign anthology album



"Of all the requests for information that we've gotten about this particular program, your song has generated the most queries."
Eva-Sands Flynn, Folk Sampler, NPR
  • Voice of America
  • Dick Cerri's Music Americana
  • Woody's Children, WQXR
  • The Oscar Brand Show, WNYC
  • WUSB
  • WFUV
  • WNYE
  • WFDU
  • WBAI
  • CFUV
  • KTOO
  • KPFA
  • KWNK

...and many more...


"...out of all of our children's programming this season, the majority of first choice booking requests were for your show. I was also very impressed with your ability to work with the special education members of our audience...the audience was absolutely enchanted..."
Maxine Maxwell, Jamaica Arts Center

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • San Jose Children's Discovery Museum
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • The Inter Media Arts Center
  • The Cultural History Museum
  • The Ohana Cultural Center
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Walters Art Gallery
  • Nassau Museum of Fine Art
  • John Drew Theatre
  • Heckscher Museum
  • The Erpf Center
  • Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center
  • The NY Aquarium

...and many more...


"There are lots socially conscious folk singers in New York, but very few of them have the voice Patricia Shih has."
Eve Zibart, The Washington Post

  • The New York Times
  • The Big Apple Parents Paper
  • Newsday
  • The Washington Post
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • Sing Out
  • Broadside
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Good Times
  • The World Journal
  • The International Examiner
  • Victory Music Review
  • Long Island Parenting
  • Rise Up Singing Songbook
  • Songs for Earthlings

...and many more...


"88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life: Inspirational music stories, quotes & anecdotes from all around the world"

"Truly Rotten Gigs from Hell: The Funny, The Sad, The Unbelievably Bad True Tales from the Music Trenches"

"Gigging: A Practical Guide for Musicians"

"Voices of Vietnam"

"Hearing Everyone's Voice"

"Rise Up Singing Songbook"

"Songs for Earthlings"


"...a great success...'The best entertainer we've ever had!' 'Great for the mind and great for the soul!' 'Where did you find her!' These were some of the enthusiastic responses I received."
Nancy Suden, American Society for Training and Development

"Monster songwriter! Your half hour was more entertaining than (the headliner's) two hours combined."
Dr. Joe Waldbaun, singer/songwriter

  • Madison Square Garden
  • Washington Monument Mall
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • United Nations
  • Chinese Embassy
  • Ocean County College
  • Freight and Salvage
  • The Turning Point
  • Godfrey Daniels
  • The Bitter End
  • Bucks County College
  • Cellar Door
  • Folk City
  • Stanford University
  • The Village Gate
  • Tammany Hall
  • University of Maryland
  • Bald Eagle Folk Collective
  • Holy City Zoo
  • Oberlin College
  • Weathervane Concert series
  • Arts in the Park
  • Baltimore Folk Music Society
  • The Folk Music Society of Greater Washington

...and many more...



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