In a South Austin coffeehouse, Patrice Pike locks eyes with her interviewer as she talks about herself and her career. It's a gaze that's direct but intense, with a warmth that feels almost seductive. It's similar to the way Pike, a seasoned performer at the age of 33, addresses an audience from the stage--as if she's singing individually to each person in the room. That need to make true contact is what also prompted her, years ago, to write record mogul and industry legend Clive Davis and request a meeting to discuss his plans for the band she fronted for a decade, Sister 7 (née... More >>>