Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York in 1967.
Patti Smith’s first recording, Horses (1975), was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010 by The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Her subsequent albums are Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, Trampin, Land, Twelve, Banga, Outside Society and Horses. She is a four-time Grammy nominee, most recently nominated for a 2017 Grammy for the spoken word recording of her latest book M Train, and a Golden Globe-nominee for the song “Mercy Is” from the film Noah.
Patti Smith continues to write, perform readings, work on artistic projects, and lends support for human right issues. Current tour dates and other information is posted on pattismith.net.