A New Reality 


 
 

Yeah, it's hard to write about a world that changes by the hour, but one thing we know for sure, live performances are not going to look the same for some time.  

As of now, no gatherings of people in close proximity are allowed pretty much anywhere. And so we see folks taking to the internet; to listen to recorded music, (which by the way, is often superior to many live performances) and live streams of music performed from artist living rooms, artists of every sort imaginable. Perhaps you'll be able to…

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Do I Smell Spring? 

Well, maybe. Spring comes early in Austin Texas, and I'll be spending much of February and March among the budding Redbud trees, the blooming Peach and Plum, the beautiful Bluebonnets. And of course Spring break, and with it, SXSW, St. Paddy's Day...you know the drill. If not, let me just say it's a great time to visit Austin, just don't expect to drive anywhere quickly. And look me up when you're there!

I'll be playing shows with The Lost Austin Band, Stephanie Urbina Jones, The Texicana Mamas, and who…

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Happy Holidays!? 

Well, judging from my most previous news post, it's been a long dang time since I've had news. Not true! i've been so busy that I haven't been making the time to keep this page up to date. I'm gping to make an early resolution to do more.

I've led Stephanie Urbina Jones' Honky Tonk Mariachis in our 2nd and 3rd appearances on The Grand Ole Opry, produced a record for Libby Koch, I've been to Europe for another month long tour, I've hosted a 13th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot show in Austin... a bunch…

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Spring in Austin 

Back on dry land after sailing to Jamaica and the Yucatan with a bunch of great music makers and fans on the Cayamo cruise, I'll be headed to sunny Austin Texas for SXSW season. I'll be playing some shows of my own as well as with my long-time-sometime-bandmates in Denim, and accompanying Stephanie Urbina Jones, Mary Battiata and who knows who else, finishing the week on St, Patty's Day with the Lost Austin Band. Wow. You can find details on the calendar page. Hoping to see you at a show soon, and as…

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2019!? 

Well, time for another go round. Hey, it started out nicely (for me, at least) playing with folks at the Texas Songwriter's Music Legends Hall Of Fame Awards, including a set with Michael Martin Murphey. A reunion of sorts. Many years ago I would sit in with Michael and his band before I moved to Texas. As a matter of fact, thats where I met my current cohorts in the Lost Austin Band, Bob Livingston and Craig Hillis. The band is keeping Classic Cosmic Country alive doing the songs of 70's Austin and…

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Scotland! 

Wow, I've been so darned busy enjoying my wonderful life, I seem to be neglecting to provide insightful updates in this space. Well, just now coming to the end of a great 3 week tour in Scotland with my friend Brian Langlinais. We've each been singing songs from our recent CDs, and thanks to our trusted promoter and guide Rob Ellen, who let's face it, is a little video crazy, you can see a whole bunch of it on my Facebook page. Next up, a festival in Spain with Stephanie Urbina Jones, then some Labor Day…

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2 months so far 

That's right, I've been on the Nationwide Coast-To-Coast Radio Tour for 2 months thus far, and it's sort of flown by. I've visited so many wonderful people, new friends and old (you know who you are), and seen some truly amazing scenery. I've been posting a bunch on my facebook, so check that out. I've still got some radio folks to visit, and I've just released a second single from the record, "Elephant In The Room", which you can listen to at the Words & Music page., along with some background stories…

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Give'em What They Want released! 

Gosh, I've been so busy setting up everything for the CD release, that I somehow managed to overlook my own website! My bad!

Yes, my latest CD, "Give'em What They Want" saw it's official release last Friday. An early review from No Depression says "

...ready made to endear him to his listener, even on first hearing. Give ‘Em What They Want provides all it promises". You can read the entire review here. Now I'm Nationwide, having embarked on an ambitious coast-to-coast radio tour, with some gigs sprinkled…

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Now What? 

Well, I'm still basking in the warm afterglow of another great Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot, the annual show I host in Austin Texas. So many wonderful singers and players, absolutely perfect weather...what's next? Plenty.

That new cd I've been yakking about for a while will be released March 9th (2018), so I'm gearing up for a bunch of touring to promote the thing, you know, to give the songs a chance to connect with their audience; "On Tour: The Songs Of Patterson Barrett (Accompanied by Patterson…

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Another Summer Swing In Europe 

I'm sitting in Dulles Airport (Washington, D.C.) with a 6 hour layover.

But don't feel sorry for me; I'll be boarding a plane to Dublin, where I'll begin a 2 1/2 week stroll through Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Switzerland, before jetting back to Nashville just in time for the American Music Association festival and conference. From there, a couple weeks in Austin before going out to San Francisco, where my buddy, Buddy Miller, has invited me to join him in his stage band at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass…

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UPCOMING SHOWS!

Previous events

w/The Lost Austin Band

The Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar Blvd., Austin

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

$10

w/The Lost Austin Band

4 Star Concert & Dance Hall, 209 S. Market Street, Brenham, Texas

When I first came to Austin, it was a couple of years after recording with Jerry Jeff Walker (on LA Freeway, among others), and much to my delight, the Cosmic Cowboy scene was in full swing. My band Partners In Crime followed a bunch of great groups in and out of venues—Willie, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Lost Gonzo Band, Denim, Plum Nelly.

Imagine players from those bands sitting around reminiscing and playing all of the great songs of that era—that's the Lost Austin Band: Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, Ernie Gammage, Bill Browder, David Moerbe, and yours truly. Great fun, great music.

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