Newly Formed Pike & Sutton Team Up With Blues Traveler’s John Popper for “New Year’s Resolution”

Forthcoming Debut Album Out Early Next Year

Austin-based duo Pike & Sutton
recently announced their new self-titled band project earlier this fall. Led by
“hometown favorites” (Austin American-Statesman) Patrice
Pike and Wayne Sutton, the band has evolved out of the longtime alternative
rock band Sister 7 and
will release their debut full-length Heart
Is A Compass
 in early 2020. To close out the year,
they’ve teamed up with Blues
Traveler’s John Popper
for a reimagined version of Otis Redding
and Carla Thomas’ classic “New
Year’s Resolution.”

Listen to “New Year’s Resolution (feat.
John Popper) HERE.

“From the time I
met John when we were new on the scene, I not only loved his incomparable
harmonica talent, but his crushingly emotional and spot on voice,” Pike
told Relix
Magazine
. “I believed every word he sang and I’m thrilled we got
to sing this amazing classic together, in the same room, face to face in the
moment.”

“When Patrice Pike calls, you know you’re gonna be in on something special, intimate, and true that makes you smile,” stated Popper. “This session was a perfect example. It felt like falling gently onto your back in tall grass…you can count on it’s surprise…”

Ahead of their
anticipated return to Austin City Limits Festival in October, Pike & Sutton
shared the lead single and title track off their debut “Heart
is a Compass.
” Fans can pre-order Heart Is A Compass HERE.

Rolling
Stone
 called Patrice
Pike “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled
up into a tiny but explosive package,” while Billboard said
she is “One of the finest new contemporary rock singers in America.” A native
of Texas, Pike formed the seminal Austin band Sister Seven (originally Little
Sister) along with guitarist Wayne Sutton in 1991. The band soon signed
to Arista Records and
released a series of acclaimed albums, along with relentless touring both in
the U.S. and overseas, building an impressive grassroots fan base. In 2007,
Pike was inducted into the Austin/Texas
Music Hall of Fame
, alongside Lucinda Williams and other
notable Texans.

Patrice is also co-founder of the Step Onward Foundation and has collaborated in raising over $1 million for supporting education, housing, and sustainability for young adult survivors of homelessness and children surviving critical illness in the last 10 years.

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