DOWNLOAD: Patrick Watson - Step into a dream (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Patrick Watson - Luscious Life (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Patrick Watson - Giver (MP3)
Wolf, bear and horse bands are so last year. This year it's all about pandas & Patricks. Not to be confused with the UK's Patrick Wolf (okay, I take back the part about the wolf bands), Patrick Watson is a Montreal singer-songwriter/pianist that will have you thinking Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, M Ward and even Pink Floyd. Already a big star in his hometown, he was just nominated for Canada's "New Artist Of The Year" in the Juno Awards and now he's "sharing chart space with Nelly Furtado".
The song "The Storm" streaming at his MySpace is one of my favorites. Three MP3s to download above, and here's the video for "The Great Escape"...
Listen to more of Patrick's 2006 Canadian album "Close to Paradise" at the album's own website, and see him when he comes to an intimate venue near you. In Manhattan it's Mercury Lounge tomorrow (March 1st). From March 2nd-10th he's on tour with Elvis Perkins. That includes Elvis' Brooklyn date on March 4th. On March 15th Patrick hits Austin for SXSW. All tour dates below...
Patrick Watson - 2007 Tour Dates
Mar 1 - Mercury Lounge, NYC w/ Addison Groove Project & Mancino (tix)
Mar 2 - Tin Angel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *
Mar 3 - OTA CLUB & CAFÉ Arlington, Virginia *
Mar 4 - Luna Lounge Brooklyn, New York * (tix)
Mar 6 - Local 506 Chapel, North Carolina *
Mar 7 - The Earl Atlanta, Georgia *
Mar 8 - Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee *
Mar 10 - Bottletree Birmingham *
Mar 11 - The Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 14 - Gypsy Tea Room 7 Ballroom Dallas, Texas
Mar 15 - SXSW - Emo's Austin, Texas
Mar 15 - SXSW - Maggie May's (12:30) Austin, Texas
Mar 17 - Habana Calle (Nick Drake tribute) Austin, Texas
Mar 19 - El Ray Los Angeles, California
May 17 - The Great Escape Festival Brighton, South
May 18 - The Great Escape Festival Brighton, South
* w/ Elvis Perkins
Patrick also goes nicely with a serving of Marissa Nadler.