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Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics”

Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics” Composer and writer Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent signature cocktail of junkyard blues on the new LP, “The Virtualistics.” due for release June 16th. The album contains 8 songs written during the pandemic by the Napa Valley-based artist, each one hopeful and...

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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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Patrick Ames Releases Equality-Themed Anthem For All the “Essential Workers”

Trickster Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent junkyard blues signature cocktail on hooky new single “Essential Workers”, out today on all platforms. For someone like Patrick, who very much observes and writes about the world around him, current events are inevitably going to find their way into his songs – especially when the California...

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Patrick Ames Kicks Up the Jams On Funky, Soulful Rock & Roll Single “You Make Me Scream”

Modern poet, wine enthusiast and blues philosopher Patrick Ames gets wild and loose on jangly new rock n’ roll single “You Make Me Scream”. This new release follows up Patrick’s other 2020 releases, “Reawakened 2020” and “Liveness”. Patrick teams up with Producer Jon Ireson for a funky dance song destined for the summertime charts. It may be hot, it may...

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The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP

The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP Californian Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames leans into his eccentric style, troubador wisdom and black humor on his best release to date, new 6-track EP Liveness. If you’re a fan of artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen or...

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