Folk-urban pop artist whose songs appeared in numerous films. Her recording career was prolific.
She studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music while busking on the streets of Cambridge.
She was once honored by Thomas Menino, one of Boston's longest-serving mayors, for her musical career and philanthropic contributions with a Patty Larkin Appreciation Day.
Her family growing up was both musical and artistic, and her ancestors were Irish-American singers and taletellers. She adopted two children.
Her song Anyway The Main Thing Is was featured in the 2001 film Evolution, which starred David Duchovny.