Artist Watch: Patrick Park

Blackbird through the Dark

Singer Songwriter Patrick Park has been writing songs since he was a kid in Colorado.  His most recent album, Come What Will is a haunting melancholy folk album with some beautiful moments in writing & vocals.  Park’s voice is a melancholy, Elliott Smith-like heartbreaking sound, steered in a more traditional folk style.

His album, Come What Will, released back in April 2010 was produced by Dave Trumfio (Built to Spill, Wilco.)  Untethered to a label at the time, Park expressed an interesting and creative method of recording songs immediately after writing them, keeping them fresh, even a few were midnight recording sessions in his home, in one take.  Check out his track Blackbird through the Dark, it’s a great representation of the album, an intimate and personal peer into Park’s mind.  Park creates an engaging near timeless sound on Come What Will. It is interesting album to hear, in that there is not a moment on this album that feels pressured, rushed or strained; it all rolls very smoothly.  It is this that makes it entirely listenable, again and again.

Buy Come What Will on amazon.

Patrick Park is touring this fall with Sea Wolf, and Sera Cahoone.  Check the dates below for live shows over the next two months.

9/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
9/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
9/16 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nighlight
9/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/19 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
9/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
9/22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
9/23 – Clinton, NY @ Hamilton College
9/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
9/25 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s Pub
9/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/27 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
9/28 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
9/29 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
9/30 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Stargazers

10/1 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
10/2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/4 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/6 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/7 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State
10/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
10/9 – Fresno, CA @ Rotary Storyland
* all dates with Sea Wolf, Sera Cahoone