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Coast To Coast Closeup – Patsy Thompson

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February 12, 2020 at 9:55 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.  

Patsy Thompson’s latest single and title track off her new upcoming album Fabulous Day is going to take lift you up from whatever in your life is negative or feelings that hold you back and bring you to a new positive outlook on a new year. Patsy wrote this song to inspire herself to end the negative influences and people in her life and wanted to express it in the best way she knows how… in a song. 

Once in the studio with her band she decided to make this a inclusive band experience and invited her core band to help finish writing this song. What matters is that 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 ClineBonnie RaittRolling StonesAretha FranklinKoKo TaylorBob SegerMerle Haggard, and Willie Nelson to name a few. 

Texans got their first taste of Patsy in 1992 when she played at the famous South-By-Southwest Festival in Austin. In 1994 Patsy moved to Austin and made it her home for the next 15 years, She recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studios, and toured to support her recordings, opening for Willie NelsonClint BlackRusty Wier, just to name a few. But what matters is that she’s back full circle and grateful for all the experiences and her gift of writing music, and wants to share it with you. 

Patsy now has just finished her 6th CD called “Fabulous Day”, produced by Chris Rolin. (Aaron Goodvin). Chris Rolin also lends his extraordinary guitar talent throughout this CD. Patsy had to wait 12 years to do this project and this Album and songwriting is the best of her work to date. It takes you on a ride, full of the passion Patsy gives in her songwriting and performance. 

Listen to the interview ( Part 1 )

Part 2

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