Patrick Coman

Patrick Coman

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A well crafted mixture of Americana, Folk, and Rock music. Intimate acoustic ballads interlaced with classic-rock inspired jams.

Biography

Describing his relocation to Nashville, Tulsa singer/guitarist Patrick Coman said “It was really kind of an impulse decision. My band had just broken up and I just kind of said, it's now or never. I liked the feel of Nashville and just the enormous amount of creative energy there. I really felt like it was calling me.” He pauses for a second and adds, “Of course the Vandy girls are nice too.”
Coman, formerly of the bands Action York and The Posters, who themselves shared the stage with recent Tulsa exports The All American Rejects and The Effects, is attempting recreate his local buzz on a national stage. His blend of traditional country, folk, blues, and rock music begs comparison to Tulsans Leon Russell and JJ Cale, as well as Gram Parsons "Cosmic American" music. The melding of rock and roots music is evident upon listening to the 2007 EP “An Audience Of One”, where four messy rock'n'roll numbers lead up to the haunting deconstructionist ballad "Maria", the standout track that closes the album.
Coman can be contacted at www.myspace.com/patrickcoman.

-TMP (10/28/07)

Lyrics

Coming Undone

Written By: Patrick Coman

She was born a quarter mile off the interstate
5 pounds blue eyes and a clean slate
Her daddy's a roughneck
At least he used to be once
Just like everybody here
Before the oil dried up

And the kids around here
They get bored sometimes
There ain't much to do
But fight and smoke and drink at night
So it ain't much surprise that she
Had a little trouble when she turned 16
She drove a fifth of scotch
And her mom's blue Dodge
Straight through the front door of a Dairy Queen

There's something 'bout this town
That let's you know where you stand
So set them up one more time
I ain't got nothing planned
And it's a shame the way we chain our dreams
To the places we come from
There's something in the summers here
That make me feel like I'm coming undone

I met her at a party
We were stranded on the Northside
She put her head on my shoulder
And told me all about the times
She almost died
We laughed and tipped back plastic cups
As the night came rolling in
She held me tight with a tear in her eye
And said she didn't know where to begin

There's something 'bout this town
That let's you know where you stand
So set them up one more time
I ain't got nothing planned
And it's a shame the way we chain our dreams
To the places we come from
There's something in the summers here
That make me feel like I'm coming undone

'Round here
We keep our dreams on a short leash
I guess nobody told her
'Cause she left on the day she turned 18

Maria

Written By: Patrick Coman

Baby's talking in her sleep again
She speaks the words of an old time revolution
And there's a hint of bittersweet
Behind everything she dreams
She wonders why I can't seem
To get used to it

Gideon's out looking for a fight
He's got his Bible in his left hand
His bottle in his right
He keeps saying Doomsday is gonna come
But all I want is a better seat to watch it from

When we were kids
We thought sadness was a gift
Things were only real
When they hurt to feel
That's why I like the way you love me
Oh Maria

I'm walking down this low and lonesome street again
With the echoes of my parents' revolution
Between the bottle and the pills
Now there's no need to get your thrills
From tearing down those old folks
institutions

We're all grown up
And now don't we look so tough
But the callous on my soul
Won't help me cover up
Every time you leave
Oh Maria

I could leave tonight
And probably be there in the morning
But I couldn't look you in the eye
Without you knowing that I sorta
Gave up on everything
Just to be there with you
Oh Maria

Baby's talking in her sleep again

Discography

An Audience Of One EP (2007)

Act Like You've Been Here Before (2006)
-Here Before (single)
Featured on 91.3 FM "Hometown Heros" as well as "Local Flavors" webcast in Tulsa, OK.

Set List

Enough original material for approx. 120 minutes

Sample Covers List
The Weight - The Band
Lost Highway - Hank Williams Sr.
Chelsea Hotel No. 2 - Leonard Cohen
Drank Like A River - Whiskeytown
Carmelita - Warren Zevon
Cripple Creek - The Band
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Oh My Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams
Sin City - Gram Parsons
Helpless - Neil Young
Dark End Of The Street - Gram Parsons
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Boys and Girls In America - The Hold Steady