Review of Jas Patrick: Working On My Soul

Album Reviews, Artists, Jas Patrick — By on July 6, 2011 7:39 pm

Jas Patrick is a recording artist that is quickly rising in popularity on the local (Nashville, TN) music scene. He is an extremely talented songwriter, vocalist, and musician. Patrick recently released a full length LP of eighteen songs on the Tiny Lion Music record label. Working on My Soul is a musically diverse album that easily navigates and blends the genres of blues, country, rock, world, and soul music. Jas Patrick’s vocal performances and the whine of his Fender Stratocaster are reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughn. His music, while inspired by and sounding like other artists, is not derivative in any way and is uniquely his own.

The first song on the album is the title track, “Working on My Soul.” The song sets the tone for the rest of the album. From the first note of the sitar, you know that you are in for a musical journey. The raspy vocal delivery lives in a symbiotic relationship with the squawking, growling, and whining guitar work and together with the lyrics convey the message of the song with crystal clarity. “Front-Y-Ard Stomp” is an instrumental track that will have fans of bluegrass, country, and blues tapping their feet and clapping their hands to its infectious groove. The final song on the album, “Snow Day,” is a country and blues inspired track that eases the mind and soul of listeners with the melodic acoustic guitar picking and gruff bluesy vocal delivery.

Working on My Soul is a superb album that appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes. The songs are tight and the vocals and guitar work are eloquently arranged to accent and underline the extraordinary talent that is Jas Patrick. For more information on upcoming performances and how to obtain a free download of the album or to book Jas Patrick at your venue visit http://www.jaspatrick.com and browse his page. You can also check him out on http://www.myspace.com/jaspatrickmusic and find even more information on this talented artist, including the latest music, videos, and news. In conclusion, Jas Patrick may be working on his soul but from the sound of his music he already has plenty to go around.

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