CLASS OF 2016 INDUCTEE
Patti Parks – Parks made her name in recent years with a series of blues recordings. However, the singer’s career started more than 40 years ago. She performed regularly until taking time off for her family. Since her return to performing, her recent CDs have received airplay around the world and have been well received in the national blues publications. Some of her biggest contributions, though, have been through the blues therapy program that Parks, a nurse, has created for youths with drug dependency or who otherwise are at risk.