As I listen to the latest album called Northern Truth from rising star, Patrick Darrah and wow what a tremendous piece of music or perhaps pieces of music. The album has a superbly finished and polished and I love it. The album starts out with a bang with the song called “Colorado” and Patrick punches the song and rolls into high gear, the song has a feel of speed in it and it is a really fast paced song that gets your gears going. With the next song called “Who you Used To Be” where Patrick shines with his abilities to sing a song that really makes sense and Patrick’s vocals are honest and sincere. With this song Patrick sings about life & experience and what we call life. The next song on this miraculous and bump & grinding album Patrick brings in his guns and his ability to sing a song that actually says something, and his inflections and emotional tainted vocals are good and contagious. “Smooth As Whiskey” another song that Patrick shows his singing talents and gets that contagious groove on again, the song is current and fresh and I really like Patrick’s style. As the next song plays called “You Make it Look Easy” is a really superb sound and Patrick and the band show off their fancy fret work on the guitar and the sound is great mixed with the pedal guitar and the rhythm section adds full flavor to the whole album. The next song is a slow down kind of ballad and Patrick once again showcases his story telling and although it wasn’t written by Patrick, he has that ability to convey a true and honest story through his honesty within his awesome musicality. As the album plays I really formed the feeling that Patrick has his story through his music and he has an excellent sound & has that sound that remains current and fresh. The next song is actually written by Patrick, the song is called “Make you Mine” and the song is a phenomenal example of the sound that Patrick and his band have, a real warm and up close feel to them, and the lyrical content of the song Patrick shows his vulnerabilities and his sensitive & honest side. The sound that the band creates is amazing and is really great to hear such a talented music band. “You Oughta Be Perfect” has a gear driven guitar work and Patrick shows his ability to sing a song and really is tremendous at this. Patrick seems to maintain a theme throughout this wonderful & infectious album, which is what’s real in life, and his ability to sing about what we all go through in life. With this song Patrick portrays this with a reality touch and is probably one of my favorites on the album. I feel that I can relate to the song, and I’m sure we all can. “Mama Left The Radio On” Patrick brings in the sensitive side of his music and this is one of those songs that needs to be playing on the radio, it has love, and a great story line, about his mother and how much she cared about her son through just being a mother and her undying love through the use of a transistor radio to express this. The last song on this phenomenal album from Patrick Darrah is called “Dry County” and once again Patrick keeps the songs coming at you, and this song is about life and how it means to live in a county where it’s a small town where everyone knows each other and nothing really goes on, however they know who he is and kind of has the feel of what I personally feel about my music reviews but is relevant in a lot of our own lives and the song is my personal favorite on this wonderful and polished and Patrick has proved that he’s got the sound that this world needs more of, simply put Patrick speaks “Northern Truth” and what a promising musician. I personally thank Kat Atwood for her tremendous friendship & Patrick Darrah for his superb talents and I honestly better be hearing this guy on the radio, cause he’s the real deal.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer/Journalist/Publicist/Owner SoundWaveOne
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