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MP3 Patrick Smith - Scattered Hearts

Music that expresses life''s joys, sorrows, and mysteries; sensitive, heartfelt, and gorgeously recorded.

14 MP3 Songs in this album (45:30) !
Related styles: ROCK: Acoustic, CLASSICAL: Chamber Music

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Patrick has performed as a guitarist for the past 18 years in oDD CamP, Solaris Guitar Trio, and the electronic music duo FingerPaint. FingerPaint achieved critical acclaim and has been featured on radio programs in the US and Europe. His works for dance have been performed in New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and the JFK Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Patrick has turned to solo acoustic guitar in the past five years. Scattered Hearts is the fruit of these efforts: fourteen instrumental pieces composed and performed by Patrick on steel string guitar. Scattered Hearts is a broad and personal musical vision expressing life’s joys, sorrows, and mysteries.

Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio has this to say about Scattered Hearts:

"This music takes you places. Like Haiku in music: graceful, simple, powerful, evocative. This is a heartfelt and inspiring piece of work on the guitar; I''d recommend this CD to my friends and students. Congratulations!"

In the words of producer Tony Geballe (Trey Gunn Band and The League of Crafty Guitarists)

“The days Patrick and I spent at his home in Takoma Park, Maryland, recording and working on this album, were a constant revelation to me. Despite having known Patrick and his sensitivity and generosity for many years, I was somehow surprised by the large spirit that pervades these pieces, and that hovered over and supported our work together.

This music springs from an intensely personal vision and feeling. Patrick can often relate his music in an almost one-to-one correspondence with particular events, circumstances, or people. To work out this musical vision with clarity and precision requires a great commitment. What is remarkable to me is that these nearly literal personal statements are mediated by a wonderfully wide and expressive musical language, which while equally personal is also immediately understandable, not esoteric or difficult. This is rare.

Patrick presents here a musical vision that is not simple, but it is direct. I am grateful and happy to help make this music available.”

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