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.

Links of Interest:

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/

September Newsletter Blog

After being uninvited to play a Battle of the Bands, we had one August gig: the Mohegan Sun Arena. I’m still waiting for the “official” pics/ video from the venue but below are my pics from my perspective. I also kept a timeline on Twitter via the “#CTSunGig” hashtag.

New blogs: Men’s Health Article | When Art Precedes Sound | Will the Audience Really Care

The Mohegan Sun Arena Play-By-Play:

Prior to leaving my gear was packed: 2 acoustic guitars, an extension chord, DigiTech pedal board, Fishman acoustic amp, electric guitar (for anthem), Marshall gig bag &  sitting stool.

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Arriving 2 hours before game time.

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A look at the passes and tickets for the event.

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An assumedly sick joke.  We walked out on to the court to see 2 vocal microphones???

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Rich sound checking at center court.

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I assume this is the backstage area for bands (KISS played the following night).

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The small area next to the stands where we stashed our gear waiting to go on.

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The performances

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I’m hopeful this is how everyone reacted to the performances…

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Interview with Iron City Rocks

Patrick’s interview with popular music podcast, Iron City Rocks, is now available. Also interviewed is guitar icon, Dweezil Zappa, and virtuoso bassist, Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani and The Aristocrats with Guthrie Govan). Patrick’s segment begins around the 43:07 mark.

You can listen below clicking the “Play” icon below: Play

Or download the podcast here: http://www.ironcityrocks.com/podcast/episode_213.mp3/

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