RUMINATORS W/ PATTI ROTHBERG
Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, ‘Between the 1 and the 9’, which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City’s 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences when an EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Patti has 11 full length cd’s which have followed her debut. She has also written 2 books, Extra Awesome and Extra Awesome 2 and she has collaborated on multiple cd’s with other artists.
Just Jill, a NYC Native, returned to NYC, after her Chicago stint in ’99. She was a fixture in the Anti-Folk scene in the East Village at Sidewalk Café in the Aughts. Her album, “Shift”, was recorded by Major Matt Mason USA, a major influencer in the Anti-Folk scene. Just Jill’s music was played on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and was included on a collection of songs related to 9/11, organized by Suzanne Vega. She recorded with Suzanne Vega at Phillip Glass’s studio for the album “Vigil.” Her 2020 release, “To Amuse,” featured Patti Rothberg and Freddie Katz, who lent their magic to the album (produced and recorded by Freddie Katz.) Patti has said about the duo’s new EP “Catch and Release,” “It took years to write and 5 minutes to record and produce.” Rothberg recorded, produced, and played most instrumentation on “Catch and Release,” an album with a perspective on dating. Patti and Jill are working on their 2nd EP. Jill has appeared in multiple museum shows across the country, as she also does photography and collage. She has a photo in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of NY.