Inspired by the more traditional folk, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel, roots and rock sounds & writing of such artists as : Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, and the like, Michael Patrick has developed an appreciation of simplistic story-telling lyrics, catchy hooks and memorable melodies. <P>
You can catch Michael performing his original material as a solo or "band-backed" act in addition to shows with his established band of esteemed musicians known as "The Suburban Hillbillies" or magically recalling the spirit of Johnny Cash in the Tribute show "RING of FIRE" Band!..
To date, Michael has logged over 1500 live performances in the tri-state (NY,NJ,PA) area in addition to 3 annual tours down south.
His achievements include: Three successful CD releases as well as opening Slots for:Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Gary Allen, David Alllan Coe, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Knight,The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and more.
He maintains a website at: "www.michael-patrick.net" which includes tour dates, media photos and video/audio clips. also on My Space & Facebook at: myspace.com/michaelpatricksongs, facebook.com/michaelpatricksongs.