Pat Peterson a former Raelette ( backup singer for Ray Charles ) Pat has performed around the world with other superstars such as John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pat Benatar, The Bee Gees and Elton John. When you see her behind the piano her individual star power and larger-than-life personality clearly shine Born in Smithville, Texas, and now lives in Dallas, Texas. Pat Peterson has entertained audiences as a featured vocalist in John Melllencamp’s band. Pat first saw Mellencamp performing “Hurt So Good” on Saturday Night Live. “He had an awkward way of moving,” she recalls with a chuckle, “but very interesting, too. As a dancer I was intrigued,” Only a few months later, Peterson would hear that Mellencamp was auditioning singers / dancers, and she jumped at the chance to be one of the first women to join the band. A decade later, the versatile Peterson continues to add pizzazz to Mellencamp’s live performances when she’s not pursuing her own singing career --such as the gig in the summer of 1992 on the Bee Gees’ European Tour. When not on the road with Mellencamp- Pat can be found performing all over the North Texas music scene.