Above Photos - Who's Who

Top row: Tom Chapin, Pete Seeger, Pete Seeger with the Disabled in Action Singers

Second Row: Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Burns Sisters, Janis Ian, Patty Larkin, Erica

Third Row: Michelle Shocked, Trout Fishing in America, Melanie, Holly Near

Fourth Row: Odetta, Jonathan Edwards & Peter Yarrow, Peter Yarrow 


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

Patricia Has Appeared With:

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

  • Billy Bragg
  • Tom Chapin      
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Richie Havens
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Patty Larkin
  • Melanie
  • Odetta
  • Tom Paxton
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Pete Seeger
  • Livingston Taylor
  • Peter Yarrow
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Trout Fishing in America
  • Janis Ian
  • and many more...


"...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 finest magnitude.  Patricia Shih is a wonder."  Zeke Griffin, "Good Times"

  • Appleseeds (Glass Records) 
  • Lovabyes: Gentle Songs for Gentle Children (Glass Records) 
  • Gold Covered (Glass Records)
  • Your ImagEngine! (Glass Records)
  • The Power of One (Glass Records)
  • Woman With One Closed Eye (Glass Records)
  • Making Fun! (Glass Records)
  • Big Ideas! (Glass Records)
  • Leap of Faith (Flying Fish Records)


  • Rainbow Sign (Rounder Records)
  • Early Ears (BMG Records)
  • Sharing Thoughts (Stone Productions)
  • Kidz STEM Songz (KidzMusic Records)


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

  • Woodstock '99
  • Hudson Clearwater Revival
  • Asian/Pacific Heritage Festival at Lincoln Center
  • National Women's Music Festival
  • Earth Day - first national, Long Island and NY state
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • The South's Largest Children's Festival
  • Kerrville Folk Festival
  • The Peace Ribbon, Long Island, NY state and National at the Pentagon
  • Musikfest
  • and many more...

TV, Film & Theater

"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
  • Push Pause - Fios One
  • ABC Eyewitness News
  • Tell Me a Story - Cablevision
  • Panorama
  • The Joe Franklin Show
  • The Toymaker
  • Roberto Tirado's Lively Arts
  • Here's Barbara
  • Patty Shh - Music from the Gallery - PBS
  • Channel 2 News
  • War, Women and Song - First Strike Theater
  • News 12 Long Island
  • Art Scene on Long Island
  • and many more...


"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 Samplers, NPR

  • Voice of America
  • Dick Cerri's Music Americana
  • Woody's Children, Robert Sherman, WQXR
  • The Oscar Brand Show, WNYC
  • The Joey Reynolds Show
  • WUSB
  • WFUV
  • WNYE
  • WFDU
  • WBAI
  • CFUV
  • KTOO
  • KPFA
  • KWNK 
  • and many more...

Museums & Art Centers

"...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

  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • The Long Island Children's Museum
  • The San Jose Children's Discovery Museum
  • The Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • The Inter-Media Arts Center
  • The Cultural History Museum
  • The Cinema Arts Centre
  • The Ohana Cultural Center
  • The Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Walters Art Gallery
  • The Nassau Museum of Fine Art
  • The John Drew Theater
  • The Heckscher Museum
  • The Erpf Center
  • The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center
  • The New York Aquarium
  • The Jamaica Arts Center
  • and many more...


"There are lots of 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
  • and many more...


"There's no magic bullet to make it in the music business, but Patricia Shih's clear-eyed, informative book gives an aspiring musician plenty of useful ammunition."  John Platt, host of City Folk Sunday Breakfast, WFUV, NY

  • Gigging: A Practical Guide for Musicians -Allworth Press/Sky Horse Publishers, written by Patricia Shih
  • Gigs from Hell: The Funny, The Sad, The Unbelievably Bad True Tales from the Music Trenches - 75 stories from 35 musicians, edited by Patricia Shih
  • Big Ideas! Companion Songbook 
  • 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life: Inspirational music stories, quotes and anecdotes from all around the world
  • Voices of Vietnam
  • Hearing Everyone's Voice
  • Rise Up Singing Songbooks
  • and many more...

Awards & Honors

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

  • Woman of Distinction Award - Distinction Magazine 
  • Woman of Achievement Making a Difference Award - Fortune 52
  • Social Justice Leadership Award - The Ethical Humanist Society
  • Parents' Chocie Gold
  • Parents' Choice Recommended
  • Parents' Choice Approved (twice)
  • CD of the Year, Lullaby Category - Creative Child Magazine
  • Seal of Excellence (twice) - Creative Child Magazine
  • Preferred Choice Award (twice) - Creative Child Magazine
  • NAPPA Gold Medal
  • NAPPA Gold Award
  • American Songwriting Festival
  • First Place, BACCA Songwriting Competition
  • NY Songwriters' Showcase
  • First Runner-Up to Emmylou Harris - Cellar Door's Best of the Hoots Competition
  • L.A. Times Best of 1993 List
  • American Library Assn. Notable Children's Recording Parents Prize
  • and many more...

Clubs & Concerts

"...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 Waldbaum, singer-songwriter

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