County artist Michael Patrick
by CW Ross
Michael Patrick has put in many years building his musical career having performed live over 1,500 times. Along the way, he's also had the chance to open for many well-established artist and bands including, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Carlene Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Gary Allen, David Allan Coe, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Knight, The Marshall Tucker Band, and The Outlaws, to name just a few of them. He also toured in a Johnny Cash tribute band that he founded called, Ring of Fire.
It's been over two years since Patrick's last release, 'John Wayne Movies,' and he's back again with the release of his fifth studio effort entitled, 'Home.'
During that break between album releases, Patrick moved from the suburbs to a location in the countryside where he says that instead of people his neighbors are now cows and horses.
Patrick says that his new album, “tells the story of a musician and a pandemic. What did you do during quarantine?” He said that his weekly, “therapy sessions,” consisted of spending time in the recording studio laying down new tracks.
I got to hear several tracks from the new album including the up-tempo, “Whiskey and My Guitar,” which deals with how the musician's world of performing using platforms like Facebook Live and Zoom, have changed things.
You can find, “Home,” on the usual music places like, iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, and Spotify. You can also visit Patrick's website to learn more about him and his music including tour dates, news, photos, video and audio clips of his music.