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I Must Be Dreaming

by Patterson Barrett

Rural tinged Americana folk-rock featuring songs and soulful vocals of Austin based icon.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Take The Stage
2:58 $0.99
2. Back In My Heart
4:17 $0.99
3. Concrete & Steel
3:43 $0.99
4. I Can't Have You
3:20 $0.99
5. Colors Of The Sunset Sky
3:44 $0.99
6. She Won't Be Getting Any Sleep Tonight
4:14 $0.99
7. I've been Loving You For Such A Long Time (Dana's Song)
4:55 $0.99
8. Leap Of Faith
4:44 $0.99
9. Sleeping
3:36 $0.99
10. I Don't Want To Dream About You Anymore
3:54 $0.99
11. Somewhere Far Away
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
The music on Patterson Barrett’s solo effort, “I Must Be Dreaming” reflects his rock-folk-country roots with a collection of personal songs delivered with soulful vocals. It includes guest appearances by Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Deborah Holland (Animal Logic) and longtime collaborator Tommy Taylor (Eric Johnson, Christopher Cross, and The NewMatics).
Patterson came to Austin shortly after appearing on Jerry Jeff Walker’s self titled release on MCA records playing pedal steel, dobro and guitar (including the song LA Freeway). Not long after arriving in Austin, He formed the band Partners In Crime which included Buddy and Julie Miller, releasing one album on their own label, Criminal Records. In the years since, Patterson appeared on Buddy Miller’s album Your Love And Other Lies and has performed with many, many bands and artists– Nancy Griffith, Tish Hinojosa, Hal Ketchum, Roky Erickson, Al Kooper, Lou Ann Barton, Chuck Berry, Sam Moore, The Drifters, etc.
In addition to performing as a solo artist, Patterson is a member of The NewMatics, a band in which he contributes as singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer (to find out more visit www.thenewmatics.com).



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Lydia Doty

Soulful contemplation of loss, change, and transformation handled with delicate
The talented, Austin multi-instrumentalist PATTERSON BARRETT steps forward with his first, solo, singer-songwriter effort---I MUST BE DREAMING---giving voice to a more intimate face than the one that his fans have seen in his long eclectic career. This stellar debut is an introspective contemplation of life’s more melancholy themes [loss, change, and transformation], but is one that handles them with a delicate restraint and experienced insight. Bittersweet is tempered by optimism and hope, and occasionally by some unabashedly joyous, rocking. Barrett exploits his impressive multi-instrument virtuosity and producer/arranger instincts to produce a polished, musically-complex production that enhances the pleasure of listening. As an added bonus, long-time friends and musical colleagues Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, and Deborah Holland join him on harmony on several cuts, and the matchless Tommy Taylor contributes drum tracks.

A trio of heartfelt laments—--CONCRETE & STEEL (with Julie Miller’s plaintiff vocal counterpoints); the sweeping, mystical SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY; and a soulful pedal steel laced I DON'T WANT TO DREAM ABOUT YOU ANYMORE---pay tribute to lost love. The unadorned but elegant, DANA'S SONG expands the vocabulary of love with its tender expression of parental devotion. LEAP OF FAITH mischievously reinterprets Gurf Morlix’s wonderful, but more understated, original as a frisky, accordion-flavored two-step. In TAKE THE STAGE Buddy Miller joins Barrett in a rocking duet commentary on the careers of two wily music veterans. Powerful piano work punctuated with poignant vocals in Barrett’s rendition of The Band’s, SLEEPING, reframes this cut as a moving elegy to Richard Manual, one of his musical inspirations.