Patty started her music career when she joined "The Steinettes", an all-girl group that was discovered by Robert Altman while singing on a street-corner in SoHo. Altman featured them in two films: Health, for which they also co-wrote the music, and Popeye. The Steinettes' career ultimately spanned television, film, radio and clubs. They hit the Billboard Charts with Robey's "One Night in Bangkok", provided McGuire Sisters-type vocals for the Broadway show Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, opened for Rodney Dangerfield and Martin Mull and headlined at The Village Gate. The Steinettes were even profiled by Calvin Trillin in The New Yorker. Patty has performed her one-woman shows to sell-out crowds from coast to coast and continues to record her music.

Along with her passion for music she is an environmental activist and founder of the nonprofit action organization Light Alliance Foundation. Two of her songs "Changing for the Better" and "We Are the Ones," reflect her connection to this calling.