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Patchouli | The Light Behind You

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The Light Behind You

by Patchouli

"An Original Sound worthy of her own noteriety" -Seattle's Victory Review " "A Sweeter Joni Mitchell" -Relix Magazine "Bruce is a powerhouse flatpicker, he left me with my jaw hanging" - Jim Whitney Minnepolis reviewer
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alive & Loved
4:36 $0.99
2. The Light Behind You
3:30 $0.99
3. The Puzzle
4:30 $0.99
4. My Train
4:39 $0.99
5. Catch You
3:38 $0.99
6. The Glow
2:55 $0.99
7. Maiden Rock
5:33 $0.99
8. Rest of the World
3:03 $0.99
9. Patchouli
4:34 $0.99
10. Trust You
3:58 $0.99
11. Rescue
5:02 $0.99
12. The Sky is Drunk
4:25 $0.99
13. Long Goodbye
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
This spring Patchouli releases their 8th album. The new songs were inspired by both their tours all over the country as well as many were composed in the Mississippi River valley reflecting on small towns stories and surroundings.

Bruce and Julie recorded their first jam session together on January 6th, 1993 in a church in Chicago. With Bruce playing an acoustic guitar and Julie on a 5 gallon pail they discovered their desire to create music together out of anything and everything around them. That desire fueled their relationship as it grew out of this musical love they shared and keeps them grounded in the music they create still to this day.

Bruce Hecksel’s primary instrument is acoustic guitar. In addition to intense study in many styles from fingerstlye, flamenco, classical, jazz, flat picking, and folk, he studied concert piano, choral compositions and plays bass guitar and percussion on stage. But Bruce started his guitar adventure in a punk rock band named Be Safe Be Seen. At a Canadian music festival in 1991 his electric guitar and amp were stolen and he was left with only his acoustic guitar, which he took as a sign and never played an electric guitar again.

As lyricist and lead vocalist of Patchouli, Julie’s background is in words. She began reciting poetry when she was seven. She walked around with her steno notepad and recorded all her observations of her young life. Dabbling in violin, drums, and trombone throughout school she worked many of her poems into acapella pieces that she and friends would perform.
When she and Bruce met they put the poetry to music and Patchouli began. Julie now plays multiple instruments on and off stage 6& 12 string guitars, upright bass marimbas, flutes and hand drums.



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