Paper Bird's Esmé Patterson To Release Solo Album November 20th

posted November 15, 2012

Paper Bird's Esmé Patterson To Release Solo Album November 20th

Denver "folk & roll" songstress Esmé Patterson is releasing her solo album November 20th with Illegal Pete's record label, Greater Than Collective.  The album is already getting  massive praise from local radio + press outlets Colorado Public Radio, Open Air, KRFC, KGNU, Westword, Reverb, 5280, and more. After performing with Paper Bird in an exciting collaboration with the Ballet Nouveau Colorado, "Carry On," Patterson recently recorded a solo Daytrotter session in time to come back and played a CD release party October 20th with Ian Cooke at L2 Arts and Culture Center.

Described by Patterson in an interview as "raw," All Princes, I is greatly influenced by Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and Feists's Metals.  Making appearances on the album are Nathaniel Rateliff, Roger Green (formerly of the Czars), Ben Desoto (Czars, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bare Bones), Genevieve Patterson and Sarah Anderson (Paper Bird), Carrie Beeder, Eric Moon, Mike Fitzmorris, Will Duncan, and many more. 

Patterson is an experienced performer, with appearances with various groups on NPR's "All Things Considered," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show," and Anaïs Mitchell's critically-acclaimed folk opera Hadestown.  

Patterson is a founding member of the band Paper Bird, and has performed with them in venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Patterson has recorded, written and toured with a wide array of artists including Tennis, Anais Mitchell, Neko Case, Flobots, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Joe Sampson, and many others. She  lives in Denver and loves it very much.

My Young Man by Esme Patterson from Mighty Fine Productions on Vimeo.