“Community Supported for over 20 years, Diane has remained true to her roots, and her giving nature only deepens with time. From festivals to house concerts Diane shows up and performs her amazing original works.”

Patterson made her first studio recording with The Heat in 1991, released a CD called Live at The Palms in ’95 with the Diane Patterson Sextet, followed in 2005 by a fantastic political and not-so-political solo folk original album called Hip the Hip. 2007, 8 & 9 brought Pachamama is Rising, Sweden Session, and Sacred Sound, all available as homespun discs, from Diane. The dream-come-true full length studio album, World Awake was born at the end of 2010. December 2011 birthed Holy Days of Winter, an EP of songs and vids to the season. 2013 brought the latest, Build a Bridge. Patterson’s currently recording and mixing a new CD called Teach, Inspire, Be Real, which will accompany her 2016 Tours in the US, Europe & Scandinavia.. Below is an archive of some of the amazing shows and places where Diane has been performing in recent years. If you would like to support this amazing artist, contact Diane and let’s just see how you can get involved!

             Let the rEvolution Continue!

Fri. May 11, 2012
Sebastopol, Dhyana Center
Diane, Freedom, Al Torre, SaraTone

Open the Way for the Warriors

May 19, 2012 Saturday
Freedom and Justice Festival & Gathering of the Tribes

Sopiago Springs, Central Eastern California hills,  20 min. from West Point,
off Hwy 88, with SaraTone

May 20, 2012 Sunday
Rejuvenation Festival, Santa Cruz, with Freedom, Al Torre, SaraTone

April 2, Hilo Kava Bar with Mary Isis and Ydine Sandberg

April 7, 2012, Saturday Hawaiian Sanctuary
Hwy 130, Mile Marker 12, Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii
(800) 309-8010 • Grow@HawaiianSanctuary.com
with  DJ Osyan, Alexa Sunshine Rose, Kaahele
10% proceeds to Pele Defense Fund 

Diane Patterson, DJ Osyan, Alexa Sunshine rose, Kaahele

April 17-21 Maui TBA with Al Torre

April 22, 2012, Sunday, Maui Earth Day

April 27, 2012, Friday, Kauai,
Church of the Pacific, in Princeville
with Al Torre an
d Kit Thomas 

with Al Torre, and opening band, The IZNESS

April 28, 2012, Kauai House Concert
with Al Torre
www.hookui.org for more info 

March 3-9, 2012
Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour, Bay Area

March 16, Friday
Morning visit to New Folsom Prison with percussionist Warren Jones

March 16, 2012 Friday
Metate Hill Winery, Murphys, CA
Headlining a women singer songwriter showcase

March 17, 2012 Saturday
A ‘Green’ St Patrick’s Day
N Street Co-Housing Concert

March 23, 2012 Friday
Morning visit to New Folsom Prison with Freedom, SaraTone and Al Torre

March 23, 2012 Friday
Open the Way for the Warriors of the Heart
A Springtime Gathering
North Columbia Schoolhouse, Nevada City

Autumn 2011 Dates

Sept. 10, 2011  Santa Cruz Center For Spiritual Living
Law of Attraction Peace Celebration
Sept. 11, 2011  Santa Cruz Center for Spiritual Living
morning service, 10;30am
Sept. 11, 2011  Manna Fest in Grass Valley
with Al Torre and Freedom
Sept. 14, 2011  19Broadway, Fairfax
with Al, Freedom, SaraTone, and Vir McCoy
Sept. 15, 2011  Aubergine, Sebastopol
with Al, Freedom, and SaraTone
Sept. 16, 2011  Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael
with Al, Freedom, SaraTone, and Vir McCoy   7:30pm
Sept. 18, 2011  Rejuvenation Festival in Mendocino Village
11am-1pm with Al, Freedom, and SaraTone

July 2011 Pre Mystic Garden Gathering
NorCal & Oregon Tour
with Al Torre

July 12, 2011 Eugene, WOW Hall
July 14, 2011 Mt Shasta,
HomeGrown Cooperative 8:30-11pm
July 16, 2011 Chico, Cafe Culture
July 17, 2011 Mendocino Village, Crown Hall
July 18, 2011 Arcata, Mosgos. www.mosgos.org
July 19, 2011 Ashland, CultureWorks
with SaraTone, Earth Tribe Gospel
July 20, 2011 Mystic Garden Gathering, Selma, OR
near Cave Junction

July 2-3, 2011Bay Area Permaculture Convergence
Bolinas, CA


Thursday June 16, 2011 Aubergine, Sebastopol
WestSide Alchemize!
An evening of musical alchemy

Sunday June 26, 2011 Hope Mountain Barter Faire
Takilma, Oregon  *5;30 set time
*a benefit for the Takilma Dome School



Saturday, May 14, 2011 Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival
San Lorenzo Park, Diane at 1:30pm
Rejuvenation Festival After Party-8pm – 2am!





Tuesday, February 15, 2011 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Mandala Ethnic Arts, 
Baldwin Ave, Pa’ia, Maui
Shakina Ma and Biko and other special guests.


Most of 2010 was spent focussed on the release of World Awake with shows in Hawaii, California and the Pacific Northwest.


August 9, 2010 Monday, So Oregon Kickoff, –Takilma, OR
RSVP by August 8th 541-592-LIVE. Music at dark, $5-20 suggested donation

August 10, 2010 Tuesday Seven Seeds Farm outdoor show with first circle and local fare, 8pm. 3220 East Fork Rd Williams, OR $5-20 suggested donation 541-846-9233

August 11, 2010 Wednesday Boones Farm, Little Applegate Valley, OR 8pm $7-20 boonesfarmoregon.org  rocking goat farm!

August 12, 2010 Thursday. Civil Liberties Defense Center Benefit,
Eugene, OR Pizza Research Institute, cldc.org

August 14, 2010 Saturday House Concert w/ Permaculture Networking. 5039 NE Mason St., Portland
Call for info and RSVP 503-703-8450

August 15, 2010, Sunday Fireworks Venue, Corvallis, OR
1115 SE 3rd, $5-10 fireworksvenue.com

August 16, 2010 Monday, Planet Repair Institute, Portland, OR 7pm
Sliding scale at the door, 8512 SE 8th, Portland, OR 97202

August 18, 2010, Wednesday, Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theatre
Seattle 9:30pm showtime. myspace.com/jewelboxtheatre
2322 2nd Ave  
Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 441-5823 $7-20

August 19, 2010, Thursday, Outback Amphitheatre, 25th St & Bill McDonald, Just south of Fairhaven College and Dorms, . . .
in “the biggest Permaculture Garden in Bellingham.”
Info: Eric Schmitz (425) 422-8395 myspace.com/ericschmitzmusic
Bellingham, WA. With local band, Lovage, and teachings by permaculturists, Benjamin Fahrer and Kat Steele
Begins at 4pm with sharing food. 

August 20, 2010 Friday St. Clouds Food & Spirits, 8pm-10:00
1131 24th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 726-1522 stcloudsmusic@msn.com

August 22, 2010, sunday evening, The Canoe Brew Pub
450 Swift St, Victoria, BC canoebrewpub.com
8:30pm, no cover charge

August 23, 2010 Monday, Duncan Garage Showroom, Duncan, BC
201-330 Duncan St. V9L-3W4 duncangarageshowroom.ca
9pm-11pm $5-15

August 25, 2010 Wednesday, The Gorge, Cortes Island, BC
8pm, $10-20, sliding scale at the door

*********All of these Northwest Tour shows need sponsorship and have soooooo much to give.

We will be working in a sweet model of collaboration for our times, honoring those who grow our food by visiting farms; honoring the wisdom of nature and indigenous people by studying permaculture and its applied value in our cultural shifts from petroleum dependence; and honoring the Gulf waters with our prayers, and with our visions and practices of self-reliance and care of our beautiful, blue Mother Earth.

Please consider sponsoring our tour, or a date on the tour, or putting us in contact with someone who would like to do so.

photo by Benjamin Fahrer

July 13th Tuesday, 2010, Yoga Soup Yoga Center, Santa Barbara, Benefit for the Santa Barbara Birthing Center!! 8:30pm, 28 Parker Way, SB,CA 93101 (805) 965-8811 www.yogasoup.com

July 17th Saturday, Grow Food Party Crew Special Event with Permaculturist Benjamin Fahrer presenting. Proceeds to Alpha Resource Center’s Gardens, 4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, 93110-1340 11am-3pm at Alpha. www.alphasb.org

July 23-26 Mystic Garden Party, Corning, CA with Al Torre on guitar, Warren Jones on percussion, Peter Temple on bass, Benjamin Fahrer on didj. We play Saturday 10:30-11:30pm, Casbah Teahouse Stage.
Mystic Garden Party is a musical healing arts festival that advocates for a healthy culture & community through music, arts & education. Also with Brett Dennan, Spearhead, Freedom Tribe Reunion, and many more. www.mysticgardenparty.com

June 26th, 27th Good Medicine Women’s Gathering, Williams, OR I teach a vocal workshop with Mouna Wilson on Saturday and perform on Sunday. windsongmekani.com

June 28th, Monday, 2010 Seven Seeds Farm, Williams, OR.
8pm showtime, Water opens. $5-20 suggested door.
Local fare, fire, outdoor show, prayers to the Gulf waters.
Call for info: 541-846-9233 3220 East Fork Rd., Williams, OR 97544

June 29th, Tuesday, Owl House, Davis
Concert of Healing Love to the Gulf Waters.
Sing and send your blessings! Warren Jones on percussion.
7:30-9:30 with Margaret Lloyd opening. outdoor show, 516 E. 8th St. Davis, 95616 $7-15 suggested door

Spring 2010 

28th March, 2010, Sunday Don Quixote’s, near Santa Cruz,CA
831-335-5208 (6275 Hwy.9, Felton)
w/ JOANNE RAND & the Rhythm of the Open Hearts.

Joanne Rand and Diane Patterson

10th April, 2010 Saturday Green Festival, San Francisco,
The Concourse at 8th & Brannan, The 1st Springtime Green Festival, with more speakers and conspirers than ever! I play 4:20pm, main stage, right after visionary astrologer Caroline Casey speaks. I’ll have Benjamin Fahrer playing the didjeridoo with me!

14th April, 2010, Wednesday Evening Program at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, 8pm, Drumming the World Awake! with Permaculturist Benjamin Fahrer and Esselen Elder, Tihikpas. I’ll have Megan with me on percussion and Benjamin on didj.

22nd April,2010 Thursday Crepe Night,
North San Juan Ridge, 4-8pm Earth Day!!

24th April, 2010 Saturday. Nevada City, CA
Broad St. Bistro Gallery- Dinner at 6. 7pm, Book Reading by Judith Tannenbaum of New Release By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
8:00 Diane Patterson Performance  Info:530-264-7054

14th May,2010  Friday Caspar Community Center, Coastal Mendocino 7:30pm, $20 door with BENJAMIN FAHRER, PETER TEMPLE, AND CLAUDIA PAIGE joining me, AND ALSO FEATURING: JOANNE RAND WITH CLAUDIA PAIGE!

22nd May,2010 Saturday. Phoenix Permaculture Guild presents: at the Phoenix Zoo Stonehouse Pavilion Event Center, the Living Green Conference ~ a day-long event, full of powerful presentations designed to educate and promote sustainable practices and environmental awareness. I sing, and Benjamin Fahrer is one of four keynote speakers! www.livinggreenconference.com



2010 Began with Hawaiian Tour

February 5th, Friday evening
COCO’s Retreat Haven in Kapoho, Big Island
call for details (808) 965-1956

February 11th, Thursday
Spirit Whale Journey! Come hear me sing for you and the humpback whales and dolphins on a fun community boat trip in the afternoon, out in the ocean sanctuary between the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe. Ocean Song Ministries, Maui. Please call for details (808) 250-6276.


February 12th, Friday, Maui
Mystic Garden House Party Fundraiser
(808) 228-0505

February 19th, 20th, 21st
Source, a Burning Man – related event on Maui, at Camp Keana’e

February 23-25, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Roots Mystic Garden Party on the dry side of Maui
Details (808)228-0505 www.mysticgardenparty.org

February 27th, Saturday
Laulima Organic Farm, Kipahulu, Maui
details (808) 268-9161

February 28th, Sunday
Cafe Attitude, Kipahulu, Maui

March 3rd, Wednesday
Live show on Mana’o Radio with DJ AlanaMana! 10pm-12

March 5th, Friday
Mandala Ethnic Arts, Pa’ia, Maui, 8pm
with Maesyn! Sweet concert space, come on out!
$10 cover, no one turned away

In 2009 Diane created for herself ‘Grandmother Tour,’ in which she traveled California, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Oregon, visiting her own music industry elders and wisdom elders, and attending two indigenous elders’ gatherings, including that of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.





December 6th or 7th

Goddess Craft Faire

Sebastopol Community Center

All day event, fabulous!

I play Saturday afternoon


November 26th, Friday

Center for Conscious Living

*sweet concert night* 

with Love Eternal

and Sirenz

1818 Felt Street, Santa Cruz



November 15th, Sunday

Center for Conscious Living

10:30am service

Santa Cruz


November 11, Wednesday

The Ashkenaz, Berkeley

with Clan Dyken and

Becky White and the Secret Mission


November 6th, Friday

The Stillwater, Ashland, OR

with Becky White and 

the Secret Mission

A benefit for the Thanksgiving caravan to Big Mountain


October 24th, Saturday

Blue Mango Revival

Davis, CA

With Joe Kojima Gray, Warren Jones, Jan Peters, & Dave Theno, members of the

Diane Patterson Sextet!


Sept. 19th, Saturday

Hope Mtn Barter Faire

Takilma, OR


Sept. 17th, Thursday

Benefit Concert for 

Johnny B!

Jackson Wellsprings

4pm-late! I’m on at 10:30pm, With Al Torre on guitar.

Also performing:

Freedom Tribe,

Freedom and Friends,

Human, A-Town Infusion


July 18th – Aug. 9th

Grandmother Tour

CA, Mass, Vermont, Oregon


July 4th Saturday 10:30am

El Cerrito, CA Bay Area

World One Festival

July 3rd Friday 7pm door

Caspar Community Center

with Freedom and Al Torre

and Sherry Glaser-Love’s

Green Thumbs up Campaign


June 3rd, Wednesday

Big Sur Spirit Garden


July 1st Wednesday

Esalen Wed. Eve Program

with Sherry Glaser-Love


June 27th, Saturday

Seven Seeds Farm

3220 East Fork

Williams, OR 97544


June 26th, Friday

Asha’s Big Purple House 8pm

247 Granite St.

Ashland, OR


June 21st, Sunday

Flying Lotus 7:30pm

315 A South Mt Shasta Blvd

Mt. Shasta, CA 96067


June 12th, Friday 8pm

Harmony Festival

Earth Temple

Santa Rosa, CA


May 26, Tuesday

New Folsom Prison

3 thoughts on “Herstory


    I was just wondering if the poster with the rainbow and teepee in the background was photographed in Laytonville’s Camp Winnarainbow? just curious…I spent many summer’s there as a child. Thanks for your time!

    1. diane says:

      Yes! Camp Winnarainbow it is. We were there for a Hog Farm family reunion. Maybe, 2004? Lotsa fun. I’m just reprinting my CD that came out around that time. It’s called Hip the Hip. And I put that photo on the new cover. Yey! You can find it online easy if ya like 🙂

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