Don't Blame the Sun/ the Last of the Great Singing[CD]
Drawing influence from venerable pop composers like Elvis Costello, Michael Penn, and Tom Waits, Pat Beary's songs tend to be filled with a rich, introspective wordplay; their melodies woven together with the lyric, creating a great sense of depth. Pat's first CD, '8/ROUGHLY', offered eight fine examples of his intuitive strength as a storyteller. From the sublime sadness of a jilted lover's rebuttal in 'Copout', to the hopeful longing of 'A Fool Like Me', or the lonely-guy envy at a friend's wedding, quietly confessed in '2 Lovers', there is an immediate intimacy, an authenticity, that can't be denied. All the while, a low, warm, tremulous voice, and thoughtful, stream-of-consciousness guitar playing illustrate an uncommon appreciation for the organic nature of acoustic music. Years spent studying music theory, voice, composition, jazz and classical ensemble work have given him a broad understanding of his art, while the years of exploring and paying dues in smoky bars, cafes and coffeehouses have served to push him to reach for higher ground. Pat has recently completed and released '8,roughly''s followup, 'Don't Blame the Sun/the last of the great singing telegrams'. Containing some of his strongest work to date, it's sure to see this troubadour well on his way.
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