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Singer Patty Larkin On Late Local Folk Legend, Bill Morrissey12:59

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He was the slight, softly-smiling but hard-drinking bard of post-industrial New England. Bill Morrissey died suddenly of heart disease back in July at age 59. He was known for his loving but gritty portraits of burned-out mill towns, and self-effacing contemplations on his own personal struggles.

Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin (Courtesy of Jana Leon)
Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin (Courtesy of Jana Leon)

And while Morrissey didn't have the kind of voice that would propel an artist up the charts, he was known as a songwriter's songwriter.

So it's no surprise that some luminary songwriters are slated to play a tribute concert for their late friend Thursday night at the Somerville Theatre. One of those songwriters is singer-songwriter Patty Larkin, who talks about the late local folk legend.


This program aired on November 14, 2011.

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