Those of you that follow my musical obsessions know that one of my biggest is a tall, skinny fella from Camden, SC named Patrick Davis. My friend David Phillips introduced me to him about three years ago, and I’ve been all goggly-eyed about his music ever since. Personally, his writing reminds me a LOT of Springsteen…very story-teller esque…and his stage demeanor is so amazing, I just grin through all of his shows. He happens to be just a little country leaning, which is unusual for me, but nonetheless, falling in love with a music is no different than falling in love with a person….sometimes, you can’t explain who you fall for and why, but there’s something about the music that grabs your heart. And Patrick’s songs had me at hello….:)
But I digress.
About a two years ago, Patrick started playing a new song he wrote called “Where I’m From.” As soon as I heard it, I knew I was hearing something special. It’s a phenomenal song about embracing your roots and your hometown being very much a part of who you are.
Well, something special indeed the song is. As is the case with a lot of truly phenomenal writers…other singers hear their songs and want to record them. So Patrick let country singer Jason Michael Carroll record the song and it is now rocketing up the charts. You can get the Jason Michael Carroll single now on iTunes…and I highly encourage you to go pick it up, since it helps Patrick in a number of ways…
JMC’s version is WAY more country than Patrick’s original version. So, for you to see how brilliant the song was in its original version, here’s a little video I recorded of Patrick performing the song back in February of 2007…with his Daddy, Rusty, playing guitar with him.
Congratulations, Patrick! I’m so excited for you!!!!