Patty Clayton has been described as having a "voice as pure as the prairie wind" and is recognized for bringing her own brand of Western music to the forefront as a performing songwriter whose Buckaroo ballads and "borrowed" songs celebrate the present and the past of western America. She holds a strong connection to the Oregon Trail Pioneers. A descendant of ranching pioneers from the Pacific Northwest, she was raised in the West.
Patty’s pure vocals have delighted Western and Folk audiences in a career that has spanned several decades, both as a solo artist, and with her band “Cimarron Wind”. She has been eagerly sought to share her wonderful sense of harmony for groups such as Jill Jones and the Lone Star Chorale, duet Liz Masterson and Sean Blackburn, and solo performers like Dave Stamey, Gary McMahan, Nancy Thorwardson and Juni Fisher. Throughout her musical career, Patty has also been the exclusive opening act for Baxter Black in Colorado, Ian Tyson in Colorado, and Don Edwards in Iowa.
Both the Western Music Association out of Albuquerque, NM and the Academy of Western Artists in Ft. Worth, TX have presented her with Female Performer of the Year, Western Swing CD of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year respectively.
Patty’s latest CD project is entitled ‘The Real West” was released in February of 2022. This project is dedicated to the men and women who embarked on the 2000-mile journey for a better life in the west.
2000 - A Matter of Time
2002 - Just a Little Bit Cowgirl
2006 - Astraddle a Saddle
2011 - Dancin' in Denver
2016 - Swingin' on a Gate
2022 - The Real West