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"An acoustic duo whose songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit" - B Sents, Chicago Tribune

“Patchouli Live Patchouli is a contemporary folk/singer-songwriter duo of Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel who both play acoustic guitar, with Julie singing most of the leads and Bruce harmonizing. Julie also plays an African drum and a (marimba) which seems to provide several octaves from its 6 chimes/bars. Bruce is a powerhouse flatpicker, not a highspeed bluegrass-style picker, rather playing complex, intricate, solidly-rhythmic breaks that left me with my jaw hanging. “...the best complete show of original material I’ve heard in a long, long time” - Jim Whitney-TC Acoustic


This fine, mellow group features Julie Patchouil on lead vocal, acoustic 6-12string, upright and acoustic bass, marimbas, pan flute harmonicas and hand percussion and Bruce Hecksel on back-up vocals, piano, keyboard and also doubling on bass, guitar and percussion as well. Their smooth sound is a blend of folk jazz with a little Latin and African influence. Their music takes me back to the early ‘70s at country hippy parties on sunny, blissful days, except these guys are tight and focused. Nice rhythms and harmonies bring life to pleasant melodies and Julie’s alto is like a warm, sunny, inviting beach. I read that she’s been compared to Joni Mitchell and I wonder what young woman songwriter who listened to Mitchell from her crib, hasn’t been compared to her. I guess I see some similarity now and then, but mostly Julie Patchouli is an original sound, worthy of her own notoriety. ” - Marilyn O’Malley, Victory Music Review


Earlier Event: August 20
T-Bone Rey
Later Event: August 21
Salty Dogs