Patrick Park
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

folk-rock song slinger

$12 advance / $14 door

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June 17 8:00 pm

Patrick Park"When you see a Patrick Park show, the music is the star,” says the website PopMatters. “There’s a freedom to the simplicity of solo acoustic shows which I love,” Patrick says. “Musically, it's direct and pure, and there’s nothing to hide behind, no way to cop out.” Patrick grew up in Morrison, Colorado, not far from Red Rocks, spent a little time in New York City, and seriously dug into becoming a songwriter in Los Angeles at the turn of the 21st century. Since then he’s released nine albums, give or take a few EPs, and just finished a new one, Love Like Swords, which Vents Magazine calls “pure vocal poetry.” His “lilting vocals are somewhere between Lou Reed and Elliott Smith,” says the website No Depression. “It’s dreamy and sad and emotional and simple, and does everything right.” Elle Magazine declares that his “rich tenor and effusive melodies – as much John Denver as Nick Drake – are ripe with strength and sorrow.” When you can go from John Denver to Nick Drake, that’s range!
Patrick has toured with a wide array of artists including My Morning Jacket, Beth Orton, Liz Phair, Shelby Lynne, and David Gray. His “Life Is a Song” capped the final episode of the TV series The O.C., grabbing a quick eight million listeners. Patrick’s band tonight will feature . . . just Patrick, which is exactly the way he likes it. “Songs to me are about communication,” he says, “about that moment when you as the listener hear your own life in a song,” and he adds, “If a song doesn't do that, then it's just wallpaper.” Tonight the Freight will be wallpaper-free.

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