New Music Critique: Seth Patterson

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Lyrics7
Music8
Vocals9
Musicianship7
7.4

Occasionally we hear an artist, seemingly working alone, way out in the sticks, who despite less-than-perfect sound quality flat-out knocks us for a loop. That's exactly what happened when we listened to Patterson's "Hey Darlene" and "Melody Strong." Both are so simple, so soulful, so memorable—just a voice, acoustic guitar riffs and basic beat-box percussion is all he has, or needs. Patterson's soul aches, his heart cries and his music—captured in reverb-drenched desolation—emits an aura (absent from his live recording, "Get Away") that is hard to resist. An artist with this much natural potential deserves a producer-engineer who can help him live up to it.

Contact: setpatterson1239@gmail.com
Web: soundcloud.com/user-499950008, facebook.com/SethPattersonMusic/
Seeking: Label
Style: Country, Americana

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