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""Smile Goodbye To The Kings & Clowns""

JPAT is no longer a man of mystery, he’s settled into the blues musician his voice has always beckoned him to be. Shortly before hopping on a plane to China, he recorded his first full-length CD of original blues tunes. The disc was recorded raw - usually in just a take or two - with just JPAT strumming guitar, blowing on his harp, and howling in the way nobody in Jersey has ever howled since Southside Johnny first hit the scene.
The seven tracks on the disc entitled, “Smile Goodbye To The Kings & Clowns” will bring you back to the golden age of blues, a period where the music was recorded simply as it was played. This, to me, is the way the blues should always sound. Raw.
JPAT weaves his way through an album that starts off with him calling his girl to “come back to the Jersey Shore” and then zigs and zags through a set which shows a new range of lyrical maturity in his lyrics. His words seem better, surer in themselves, in the blues form. JPAT has a knack for writing great chorus hooks and this record has several of them.
It may have taken him a long time to find his calling, but he’s making up for lost time now. Before leaving for his two-month residency in a China bar, he was one of two bands to win the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Association’s Battle of the Bands competition. His prize? He now gets to fly directly from China to Tennessee to play and help represent the JSJBF at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He’s literally hitchhiking across the world thanks to a voice that comes around once in a very long while. Thankfully, he’s finally started to listen to what his voice has been saying all along.
Stand-out tracks include “The Dancer,” “Come Back To The Jersey Shore”, and “I Believe.”
--Gary Wien - Upstage Magazine


Discography

JPAT Live Volume I
Smile Goodbye to the Kings and Clowns

"The Flesh Failures(Let the Sun Shine)" written by Rado/Mcdermot is a single in Rotation on WBJB in NJ
"Girl of My Regret" the single is in rotation on WBJB in NJ and has recently been released on a compilation sponsered by the station
"Come Back to the Jersey Shore" will be the title track to Upstage Magazine's upcoming compilation
"The Dancer" and "Come Back to the Jersey Shore" are in rotation at Asburymusic.com's radio station
"Maybe I'm a Fool" and Jack Stock's "Motel In New Jersey" is in rotation at Blowupradio.com
"Girl of My Regret" "The Flesh Failures" and "Shiver" are all in rotation at ABSBluescast.org

Has contributed vocals/mandolin to "Beautiful" by Josh Zandman which was featured on Dawson Creek
Has contributed mandolin/harmonica to Jared Kessler's album "Story of a Temp" and John Degrazio's album "Abandoned World".
He has contributed harmonica and vocals tracks to legendary NJ hip hop artist The Lyonhart's album "New Jersey Original"
He Appears on the self-titled album by the Nowheres
He appears on the selftitled debut from Days Awake

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Bio

jpat is a singer/songwriter, harmonica player, strummer of guitars and mandolins, an open mic host, a writer, and a sometime actor. A mainstay of New Jersey's vibrant music and arts scene, he's made lot's of music in Asbury Park, Trenton, Atlantic City, New Brunswick, Hoboken, Princeton, etc as well as crossing the rivers into NYC and Philly. He has been lucky enough to perform in many different settings ranging from sideman to frontman, ensemble member to lead actor, and solo artist to performance artist, all over the U.S. and Europe and as far away as Asia.

Aside from playing solo, jpat has spent his time performing with the Asbury Soul Stew, Clan Fian, Josh Zandman Trio, Secret Sound, Virginia, King Famous, Mimi Cross, ride, Jared Kessler, Sprout, Mani Pura, Nicole Atkins and the Smokin J's among countless others. You can also find him as the regular host of the open mics at Tumulty's Pub in New Brunswick, NJ (every Wednesday) and the Internet Cafe in Red Bank NJ (every Sunday all ages).

He has appeared in Upstage Magazine, Jazz &Blues Notes, The Aquarian Weekly, The Home News Tribune, the Daily Targum, The Islander, the Irish edition of Backpacker Magazine, Backstreets, NJcoast.com, 8 Days Magazine, Chinaharp.com, ChorusandVerse.com and has been featured in the book "Beyond the Palace" by Gary Wien, which covers the history of the Asbury Park music scene up to the present. For more info, go to http://www.asburymusic.com.

He is a six time Asbury Music Award nominee including "Song of the Year" for the single "Girl Of My Regret" which has been in rotation on 90.5 The Night who has recently chosen it for inclusion in one of their compilations.

He has performed at the International Blues Challenge(semifinalist) in Memphis, the Great Bamboozle at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Millenium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, the One Fest in Memphis, TN, Stonehenge Music Festival in Linvale, NJ, the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival in Red Bank, NJ, Jam at the Grove in Ottsville PA, the Endless Mountain Music Festival as well as the Writers In the Raw Series in Asbury Park and the 6th Annual Brookdale Guitar Show in Lincroft, NJ.

He has performed in the studio on fine radio stations inlcuding WBJB 90.5 the Night in Lincroft NJ, WRLC 90.3 the Core Piscataway NJ, 91.9 Centenary College Radio Hackettstown NJ, WHTG 106.3 Eatontown NJ, 90.9 Rocky Mount NC, Newstalk 106 Dublin Ireland and Radio Shanghai

His television appearances include musical/non musical performances on various public access networks, Rutgers TV, Brookdale CC TV, Australian Public Television and specialty programing in Shanghai, China

In 1998, after a successful run in New Jersey, as part of the Nena Productions cast of "Hair," he enjoyed an acclaimed series of sellout performances participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which received much media attention and 4-star reviews from both "The List" and "The Scotsman."

In 1999, he conceived the New Brunswick Arts Festival, an endeavor that found him acting as Producer, Promoter, Host and Performer. Following it's success, he has been involved in the production of a diverse array of events involving poetry readings, theatre, jam sessions as well as concert promotion.

He is an active member of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation - http://www.jsjbf.com - and has contributed to Asburymusic.com and the revolving door magazine - http://www.revdoor.com.