Title - 'Fabulous Day'
Artist - Patsy Thompson
For those not in the know, Canadian born Singer-Songwriter Patsy Thompson made her way to Texas, and back, and now West Coast audiences will only be the better for it!
Now they can experience her rich, moving voice, raw edged rough one moment, smooth and tender the next, always dear and soulful, in songs with catchy turns of phrases and such universal themes as love, loss, dreams, and partying your socks off!
Her sound is a textured blend of driving beat, growly blues with a bit of Canada's airy accent, with some Texas twang, molded by the influence of musicians she loves: Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, KoKo Taylor, Bob Seger, and Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson to name but a few.
Here on her just-released sixth album, Fabulous Day, and having already released the precursory first single, 'I Think About You,' I have personally now listened to this new 10 track album twice through and thus can reveal that it is, without a shadow of a doubt, a genuinely heartfelt, and emotionally honest musical gem of the highest order.
1. 'Fabulous Day'
2. 'Neon Lights'
3. 'Picking You Up'
5. 'I Can't Be In Love With You Tonight'
6. 'Misery And Gin'
8. 'Someone To Blame'
9. 'Joy Ride'
10. 'I Think About You'
The album kicks things off in fine style with the slow country, finger-snappin' roll of 'Fabulous Day,' and backs that up with the smooth Americana, storytelling vibe of 'Neon Lights,' and then the frenetically controlled country sing-along 'Picking You Up' (featuring Bruce Bouton - Garth Brooks - on steel guitar).
The laid back, twanging guitars of 'Dreamin' combined with Patsy's delicious vocals make this one of my own personal favorites here, and luckily for all us fans of her voice, her balladeering forté comes to the fore again on the stalwart beauty of 'I Can't Be In Love With You Tonight.'
Next up on this vibrant new album - one lyrically built around new beginnings, to leave bad situations and negative people and start over - is the passionate 'Misery And Gin,' and then comes the gentle Latin hipsway of the deliciously orchestrated 'Passion.'
Our musical journey then rounds out with the rockin' country roots of 'Someone To Blame,' the majestic Americana of the foot-tappin' 'Joy Ride,' with the upbeat Christmas cut 'I Think About You' bringing the album to a close.
Patsy Thompson - Official 'Picking You Up' Music Video
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CD Baby 'I Think About You' Digital Single Purchase Link
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