Matt Patrick

Matt Patrick

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

If Bob Dylan wrote lyrics for the Beatles who were then produced by Daniel Lanois, you'd find the perfect combination of merging influences for Matt Patrick.

Biography

att Patrick has been a sought after musician for many years in the Twin Cities. He has an extensive list of bands he's produced, played and recorded with including Sara Groves, Joel Hanson and the well known Minneapolis-based folk favorite pegtop. .............................................................................................................................. In 2002 Matt recorded his first solo CD titled "Change." In four months he put together a diverse collection of songs in this freshman effort, which was mixed by Tom Herbers (The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, The Honeydogs, Vanessa Williams, etc). Some of the musicians on this album were; Adam Levy of the nationally recognized band The Honeydogs, Randy Broughten (Gear Daddies, Trailer Trash) on pedal steel, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Bruce Balgaard, Brian Mangum and Chris DeWan who were regular members of his band at that time. His album had received very favorable reviews from national and international press. Change is electric, energetic and a fitting forum to further showcase the multi-instrumentalists many gifts. Jerry Chamberlin CCM Magazine .............................................................................................................................. 2005 brought the release of his second disc Time Flies, where he has truly crafted his style as a lyricist, found maturity in his composition and found his voice to carry these songs. In an attempt to search for sonically unique recordings, Matt stumbled upon the works of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and has joined their quest for subtlety and unique beauty in the process of ambient recording. You can hear these influences all over this disc. I still get mad when I listen to this cd because it sounds so freakin' great! Todd Robbins Grammy award winning engineer .............................................................................................................................. Musically, Matt has been a multi-instrumentalist since he was a child starting with piano. He picked up the guitar in 5th grade, which led him to bass guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, Hammond organ, accordion and pretty much whatever instrument is set in front of him. This skill, joined together with his knack for songwriting, is a beautiful combination. Alongside his own, original material, he has co-written songs with numerous people including Joel Hanson, Nate Sabin, Jason Gray and Sarah Notley. ..............................................................................................................................

Lyrics

Time Flies

Written By: Matt Patrick

somebody told me that time could fly
then i saw it with my own to eyes
i've spent thirty years watching thirty go by
wishing i could pull each one right out of the sky
then i'd really live life like i've never lived it before

time waits for no man
can't save a single minute
can't hold it in your hand
i'll spend the rest of my days
alive to each moment
now i'm wide awake

everyone someday see's all the they've done
from where they started to what they've become
i want to know with each days setting sun
that i gave all of my time to those whom i loved
then i'll really live life like i've never lived it before

time waits for no man
can't save a single minute
can't hold it in your hand
i'll spend the rest of my days
alive to each moment
now i'm wide awake

my how time flies
i wonder how
i wonder why
my how time flies
i watch it soar up in the sky
my how time flies
i want to live
i want to live before i die

time waits for no man
can't save a single minute
can't hold it in your hand
i'll spend the rest of my days
alive to each moment
now i'm wide awake

Discography

Change - 2002
Time Flies - 2005

songs are downloadable and/or streaming at www.myspace.com/mattpatrickonline

more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Patrick

Set List

ORIGINAL MATERIAL
Time Flies
Ladybird
Worth Waiting For
As I Am
Our Day
Change
Hurry
Psalm 121
Sugar Sweet Sugar
I'm Not Alone
Dreams of Aberdeen
Mr. Taylor
Go
Collide in Harmony

COVER SONGS
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
The Maker - Daniel Lanois
The Pearl - Emmylou Harris
Unwind - Don Chaffer