"When I Was Your Age..."

All of the songs on this new collection were penned by Patterson except for “Watching Amy Dance.” (a cover of a song from the Buddy Miller's "Your Love And Other Lies" CD), and examine the coming of age experience from  a variety of viewpoints.

  “Watching and participating in my son's entry into young adulthood inspired this collection of songs. Seeing what he was going through sparked my own memories of what I felt ‘When I Was (his) Age...’, and these songs are the result.”

 The music on the disc is solidly Americana, with elements of folk, rock and country evident. Barrett once again does most of the instrumental duties, wielding an army of musical hardware, from the staples (guitars, keyboards, bass) to the slightly more exotic (pedal steel, accordion, and balalaika), but there are notable guest contributions. Bonnie Bramlett lends her unmistakable vocals to the rocking abandon of lead-off track “Come Back To Me,” and she joins the equally iconic Gurf Morlix to sing on the gospel-meets-gravel-road chorus of “Nobody’s Fault But Your Own.” Morlix also adds licks and a solo to “In Your Own Voice,” leaving his unique imprint on the song. And the inspiration himself, Barrett’s son Emerson Wells-Barrett, plays drums on the cautionary (but completely fictional) tale “The Wrong Way.”

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I Must Be Dreaming

This 2007 release explores my somewhat active dreaming life, and other alternate states of reality in general. It features guest appearances by Buddy and Julie Miller.

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Up Popped Pancho!-The NewMatics

Released in 2002, this CD by The NewMatics includes lots of Patterson's singing, writing, and producing. Check it out!

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The Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar, Austin

When I first arrived here in Austin, way back in 1974, I was inspired by hearing a band called Denim. Their music immediately spoke to me, rich with wonderful melodies, great harmony singing, and intelligent songwriting. I actually covered a couple of their tunes with my own band. I sort of became the guest that wouldn't leave, and eventually these fine folks accepted me in the group. Now, over 50 years after their founding, we're still playing many of those great songs and a bunch of newer ones. (Even one of mine!). Don't miss an opportunity to hear this bunch.

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