BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore

Patrick Park

Sat, September 12, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

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Gin Wigmore
Gin Wigmore
The Blood To Bone Tour see's Gin Wigmore and the band take to the stage across the US for the first time in a number of years with the 29-year-old New Zealand born singer/songwriter taking her trademark rock n roll blues sound on a real journey that will feature electronica, heavier tribal rhythms and a darker more visceral feel than before.

Wigmore first caught the world’s attention with her 2009 debut Holy Smoke and the critically acclaimed blues-inspired follow up in 2011 titled, Gravel & Wine. ‘Blood To Bone’ finds Gin evolving from her roots to create an album loaded with diverse intent and assertion of her new found stride as a musician. For her, it’s an album of many firsts – she sits behind the piano, stretches her voice into falsetto, manages all the backing vocals on the album and steps into the role of co-producer. The end result is her most powerful release to date.

‘Blood To Bone’ was primarily recorded in Los Angeles, Gin’s new hometown, with various songwriters including UK musician and producer Charlie Andrew, and internationally renowned songwriter and producer Stuart Crichton.
Patrick Park
Patrick Park
From the time of his first offering in 2003, the "Under the Unminding Skies" EP, Park has spent the better part of the last decade developing a reputation as a captivating recording and live artist and has toured with a diverse range of artists such as My Morning Jacket, Seawolf, Grandaddy, Beth Orton, Liz Phair, Shelby Lynne and David Gray among others.

Since 2010's critically acclaimed "Come What Will" Patrick has been amassing a large collection of new songs. The first of these to be released is an EP called "We Fall Out Of Touch". To write the new disc, he isolated himself for ten days out in the middle of the California desert in a cabin without any distractions -- no phone, TV or internet. The recording took place over the course of three days at Kingsize Soundlabs in Los Angeles.

No Depression says of the EP, "Park's lilting vocals are somewhere between Lou Reed and Elliott Smith. It's dreamy and sad and emotional and simple, and does everything right"

Patrick chose the song "We Fall Out Of Touch" as the title of the EP because it encapsulated the general feel of the record and the moment. He says, "To me it has several different layers of meaning. It's a great modern day irony, in an age ostensibly defined by our glorification of communication technology, that we are more out of touch than ever before. The songs on this record are definitely more personal than a lot of the songs I've written in a while. It wasn't a choice, they just came out that way. I always try to resist saying explicitly what the songs are about for me because it's totally unimportant and doesn't matter in the slightest. Songs to me are about communication, that's the only way they live at all. But, it's a different kind of communication than me just telling you what's going on in my life or whatever. It's about that moment when you as the listener hear your own life in a song. At that moment you feel a little more in touch with your own life, and in a weird way you feel in touch with others. If a song doesn't do that, then it's just wallpaper. It's just more noise in a world full of noise." He adds, That being said, I'm sure I've written more than my fair share of wallpaper."

Park's earnest start at becoming a songwriter, something he knew he was destined to do since the age of thirteen, began around 2000 when living in Los Angeles with a batch of songs that he decided to demo. He lacked the money to go into a studio, but that didn't deter him. "I ended up recording in the back of a store that a friend's girlfriend owned. I sang all the vocals on my knees inside of this couch cushion hut that we built because there was a cricket in the room and it kept bleeding into the microphone. It was August and it was hot and horrible," Park laments.

With his first album underway, he began playing solo shows in LA. "There is a freedom to the simplicity of solo acoustic shows which I love," says Patrick. "Musically, it's direct and pure, and there's nothing to hide behind, no way to cop out. I bare the sole responsibility for the quality of the performance. I like that it's all on my shoulders." The local press immediately reacted enthusiastically. PopMatters' Kimberly Mack reviewed a 2003 LA support slot with Supergrass and wrote, "When you see a Patrick Park show, the music is the star. And in a music business over saturated with pre-packaged studio acts, an artist like Patrick Park is a welcome breath of fresh air. Though Park plays music that can be easily classified as folk or even alt-country-folk, his punk roots are evident. Strongly reminiscent of Kurt Cobain, with a little Morrissey thrown in for good measure..."

Developing a loyal following for his performances, he also grabbed the attention from fellow artists as well, as he opened shows for the likes of Richard Buckner and Gomez, and Beth Orton handpicked Park as the supporting act on her U.S. tour. Hollywood Records also took notice, and signed him. While recording for the major label, in 2003 Badman Recording Co. released Park's gorgeous first offering, the six song EP: "Under the Unminding Skies."

Park's critically-acclaimed first full length studio record, "Loneliness Knows My Name," (Elle voted it "Best Of The Month" and said " ...Patrick Park's rich tenor and effusive melodies -- as much John Denver as Nick Drake -- are ripe with strength and sorrow..."), soon followed later in 2003, and he immediately hit the road, touring with My Morning Jacket, David Grey, Liz Phair, The Thrills, Rachel Yamagata, and Granddaddy, among others.

After enduring the long process of getting off Hollywood Records, he finally released his second full length disc, "Everyone's in Everyone" in 2007. For that record, Patrick worked with several producers including Dave Trumfio, Rob Schapf (Elliott Smith, Beck) and Chris Stamey (Whiskeytown). The album was well received, making several year-end "Best Of" lists and lead off track, " Life Is A Song", was featured as the final song on "The O.C", and viewed by over eight million people, and the second single, "Here We Are", was one of Stereogum's most downloaded tracks of 2007.

On his third album, 2010's "Come What Will," Patrick returned to working with his friend, producer Dave Trumfio, once again to accolades. Absolute Punk's Gregory Robson said, "'Come What Will' is chock full of songs that resonate and smolder inside the psyche. Five albums into an oft-overlooked career, Park may have just written the album of his life."

His latest album, 2014's "Love Like Swords," ebbs & flows through a variety of styles, with Patrick's pure vocal poetry captivating the listener. LP cut "Dust and Mud" is an upbeat track accented by horns, bright harmonies & stomping drums. "Let's Go" tells the tale of a desperate getaway with sparse guitar twangs, handclaps & drum beats rolling like tumbleweeds along the desert road. Title track "Love Like Swords" is an emotive track of booming percussion amidst intricate guitar riffs.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com