QUOTES: 'The skills of the Boston based performer are in bloom on his independent disc, 'Indian Winter'...songs like 'I'm Not You,' 'Sunday's Gone' and 'No Illusions' are as instantly catchy as they are intelligent.' 'Listening to Kirkpatrick is like sitting down with a friend over a cup of coffee. (Or a glass of beer, for that matter).' 'He comes across as an ordinary guy-albeit a very musically talended one-and finds themes and songs that connect with his listeners.' Tim Nekritz, The Palladium Times, Oswego. NY 'The disc is a soulful singer/songwriter's showcase...and the piano playing is magnificent.' Kevin O'Hare, The Sprinfield Union News, MA ABOUT HOWARD KIRKPATRICK: 'Indian Winter,' the debut CD from Boston, Massachusetts singer/songwriter and pianist, H.S. Kirkpatrick, has been compared to the early works of Billy Joel and Jackson Browne. With 11 original songs, 'Indian Winter' captures the artist's unique style which blurs the lines between pop, blues and folk. A true acoustic album, each track highlights Kirkpatrick's abilities as a melodic writer and lyricist by thoughtfully addressing the universally simple, yet complex experiences of being human. In short, 'Indian Winter' is a unique album. Each track reveals more of Mr. Kirkpatrick's versatility as an artist. As a pianist, Mr. Kirkpatrick began at age 7 and studied classical piano for 12 years with such greats as Ray Hanson and Anna Koszelny from the Harrt School of Music in Connecticut, and the late Kenneth Manzer from Westfield State College in Massachusetts. Mr. Kirkpatrick then studied blues, musical composition and arranging from Judy Garland accompaniest, Edward Cervany. As a songwriter, the tunes on 'Indian Winter' are the artist's best credentials. Simply put--'Indian Winter' will entertain you on many levels! Check it out.
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