Live Artist of the Year

Limelight Magazine is seeking nominations for their 2013 Live Act of the Year award. To vote for Patrick, simply follow these 3 steps:

Email: limelightmusicawards@gmail.com
Subject line: Live Artist of the Year – Patrick DeCoste
Hit send!

That’s it! No wording needed, no letters of recommendations – just simply email them and copy/ paste the subject heading “Live Artist of the Year – Patrick DeCoste”.

See you at the shows in 2014!

Feature On RedLine Roots

In RedLine Roots‘s 1st “Digging Up Your Roots” series, Patrick was a selected as a featured artist. Click here for the link!

Why did you pick up an instrument in the first place?

I heard Joe Satriani’s “Always With Me, Always With You”. It hit me like a ton of bricks and literally changed my life (I could tell you the date, time of day, weather, etc. of when I heard it). That song made me realize how powerful music is and I try to garner that same feeling for myself and the listener when writing.

Where do you draw inspiration from now for songs?

Everywhere. Whether it’s a life experience (ie my song “Saudade” is about losing my grandfather) or experiences of others (ie my song “Love In Misery” is about a strained relationship knowing in order to feel sadness, you need to have loved). Because my music is instrumental, I can draw from anywhere and hope the listener builds their own story/experience from it.

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Kickstarter Music

Patrick’s music is now featured in a current Kickstarter campaign aimed at funding a credit card-sized rechargeable LED flashlight. “White Slice” is a high output credit card-sized rechargeable LED flashlight, with a brightness of 45 lumens and thickness of 0.1″.

Check out how well Slán Abhaile and The New Millennium sound behind this video!

As seen on the Kickstarter page:

This project will bring to market a credit card-sized rechargeable LED flashlight. The product has the same outline as a typical credit card, and the prototype is approximately 0.10” thick. The target maximum thickness for the production model is 0.105”. To put this in perspective, a credit card-sized gift card is approximately 0.03” thick, and credit cards are approximately 0.05” thick, so the flashlight is sized approximately 2 credit cards, or 3 gift cards thick. The flashlight uses a high power density lithium polymer battery, integrated circuit electronics, and 10 high output LEDs. Based on LED specifications, the flashlight emits 15, 30, or 45 lumens of light at a wide angle for superior flood light coverage.

Vote: Best Guitarist

Local music blogger, RedLine Roots, is holding their 1st local blog award nominations.

Categories include:
Most Bad Ass Local Rock n’ Rollers – The band that kicks it up a notch with every performance. Has a basis in the Americana genre, but with that extra bite of bluesy rock goodness or rock a billy kick.
Best Local Picker – Branching best local picker out into separate pools for guitar picker, banjo picker, and mandolin picker.
Too much (or just enough) Twang award – The local electric player that just sets the frets aflame and is tasteful, but puts a crowd in awe each time they play. Can play with anybody, anywhere, anytime and make it sound sweet!

Votes can either be cast on Facebook or by emailing redlineroots@yahoo.com. Make your voice heard!

Amplify Patrick Now!

Patrick has entered the GRAMMY Amplifier Center Stage, a contest providing emerging musicians with an opportunity to enter for a chance to advance their careers with a special recording or performance opportunity.

Based on plays and shares, the contest promotes the artists with the most activity. Be sure to support Patrick by playing/ sharing!! Check it out here: http://www.grammyuamplifier.com/patrickdecoste.

The screenshot above showcases Patrick on their homepage!

Music Biz Weekly Podcast

Patrick was featured on the popular podcast, The Music Biz Weekly, discussing the art of working full-time as a business professional while also pursuing a career in music. For the past several years, Patrick has led his “Office Drone By Day, Rock Star By Night” workshops and now you can learn more tricks-of-the-trade here.

Watch, download or listen in as Patrick discusses this topic with DIY gurus and music industry professionals, Brian Thompson (of Thorny Bleeder Records) and Michael Brandvold (online consultant for Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne & Motley Crue).

Watch it here:

Listen here:

Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/thorny-bleeder/id480535472#

“Drone / Star” Series Workshop

On Monday, October 28th from 7pm – 10pm, Patrick will be leading a workshop featuring his renown “Office By Day, Rock Star By Night” series. This event is free and open to all ages. Presented by Almost Famous on 95.9 WATD FM and hosted by the Tinker’s Son.

When: October 28th, 2013 from 7pm – 10pm
Where: The Tinker’s Son (Norwell, MA)
Cost: Free & open to the public
Directions: Click here

Online Radio Performance

Patrick will be appearing tonight live on 95.9FM WATD’s Almost Famous radio show. The show runs from 8pm – 10pm EST with Patrick taking the mic at 9pm.

For the direct link to listen live, click here: http://v5.player.abacast.com/v5.1/player/index.php?uid=6437

ABOUT THE SHOW

Almost Famous is a radio program on 95.9 WATD FM created to bring you the regions most talented and up-and-coming musicians.

Hosted by John Shea and Lisa Azizian, Almost Famous airs every Tuesday night from 8p-10p. In addition to playing music we’ll have live, in-studio performances, musician interviews and we’ll tell you who is gigging where and when. We’ll also talk to industry gurus about the history and the current music scene on the south shore, in the state of Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Tune into 95.9 FM on your dial, or stream us live on http://www.959watd.com/

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