It’s not entirely accurate to say Patty & The Oh’s are from Seattle, Alabama, Nashville, rural Oregon, Boston, or Maine. Just like their music doesn’t fit neatly into one genre, they don’t fit neatly into any one place. A cross-regionality of sound, their music could be best described as South meets Northwest, Johnny Cash meets Seattle-infused indie pop rock.
Patty & The Oh’s create a sense of belonging for those who feel they don’t belong. Frontman Patrick Weatherly says, “I would be lying if I didn’t say that finding a home and a place to fit in and a community to support and be supported by has been a struggle my entire career.” Even as a kid, Patrick felt he never really fit in in the South where he grew up. He says, “It’s why I turned to songwriting in the first place.” Songwriting is where the band brings regions, styles, and eras together. Listeners' feedback is brought into the music, giving them a stake in the process and a place they belong. The songwriting is also where Patrick confronts the systems of power that maintain inequity in our world.