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Favored Sons

Tallahassee, Florida, United States | SELF

Tallahassee, Florida, United States | SELF
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"A&E: Favored Sons"

“Favored Sons is playing tonight at Hopjacks. They took the time to answer questions via e-mail for the IN.

The band will be playing original songs from their album “Never the Whole Story,” along with an eclectic mix of covers.

“I like to go from playing ‘Pokerface’ by Lady GaGa to ‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet,” said lead guitarist, Luke.

Favored Sons is comprised of Luke, Mitch on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Russ on drums and Harlen on bass. The band began in 2008 when Luke and Mitch met in college.

“I had been bouncing around in bands for a few years just as a guitar player,” said Mitch. “Around the time I met Luke I decided to start singing, mainly because I could never find a decent singer. We immediately started writing our own songs and searching for a sound we could call our own. With our new album that came out this past August, I finally feel we’ve created something original and special.”

Harlen is the newest son and a Pensacola native. He has been playing music since he was 15 years-old.
“Playing with Favored Sons is the most fun I have had as a musician,” Harlen said.

This will be the band’s third show at Hopjacks. They’re expecting a good time.

“The patrons of Hopjacks always give us a great response,” said Russ.

And because you can never really tell what the band will play or do next, the audience can expect a good time as well.

“We have a lot of fun on stage and at shows,” Mitch said. “Usually by our third set I’m walking around the bar and going outside with my microphone and acting as ridiculous as I can.”

“Bottom line, if the band is having a great time playing the music, then fans will have a great time listening to it,” added Russ.

Favored Sons will be playing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Hopjacks 10 S. Palafox. So while you’re eating a late dinner of pizza and beer, be sure to throw some tip money.

I like when they throw money at us,” Harlen said. “Change hurts though.” - Independent News: Rick's Blog


So Late 2009 Debut (out of print)
Til We Disappear 2010 Acoustic EP
Never The Whole Story 2011



In a music industry that is constantly shifting gears, sometimes it takes a little more than just a few good songs to succeed. While Favored Sons clearly have that part down, the Tallahassee boys have something they pride themselves on even more: Relentless work ethic. Since their inception in 2008, Favored Sons have quickly risen to headliner status among the ever bustling music scene of Tallahassee, FL, all on their own terms. "Since day one, we have always written our own songs, and recorded our own music" says Mitch Patti (lead vocals/guitar). "Yeah we could have paid a studio a few thousand dollars to Pro-tool our music to death, but we've always chose the DIY path. We believe so much in what we do, we want to make sure what we deliver is 100 percent honest and real."

And honest their music is. The 2011 7-song EP "Never The Whole Story" displays the quartets unique style of rock and roll. While there is no shortage of creative guitar work and superb musicianship, the song always comes first. With their heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies, Favored Sons aim to make their mark on the national stage in the coming year. The band spent nearly a year writing and recording the EP, during the process lead vocalist Mitch Patti and lead guitarist Luke Stavenau were really able to step out as recording engineers and producers. "We really strove for something special with the new EP. Experimenting with different sounds and techniques, doing takes over and over, sometimes entire songs were redone. Our goal was to give the listener something they had never heard before, and then have their jaw drop when they found out we did it in our home studio" -Mitch Patti

Along with the new EP "Never The Whole Story", Favored Sons have two previous self released albums under their belt. The 2009 debut "So Late" (out of print), and the 2010 acoustic based album "Til We Disappear" (limited supply).