Everyone has several artists they keep close to the vest and consistently root for them when it seems that nobody else cares. One of those artists for me is Patrick Park. With song structures like Ryan Adams and a voice like Elliott Smith he has been releasing consistently good records since his 2003 major label full length debut Loneliness Knows My Name. I still consider “Your Smile’s A Drug” off that album a favorite. Hell, even his 2007 track, “Life Is a Song” was used as the final song in the series finale of The OC so it is still hard for me to believe Patrick Park is not a better known name.
Acoustic Classics, a collection of newly recorded timeless Richard Thompson songs, features 14 tracks culled from his 40 plus year music career. For the first time ever, acoustic versions of songs like “I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight” and “Dimming of the Day” mingle with cornerstone classics like “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” and “Beeswing” as well as other acoustically rendered gems.
Puss n Boots is an American alternative country band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008 that consists of members Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. Their debut full-length album, No Fools, No Fun, was released on July 15, 2014, through Blue Note Records.