I’m beyond excited to announce that I’ll be releasing my first solo project EP next month! It’ll be available on Friday, August 21st on iTunes, Spotify, and all major digital music services, with a special pre-release sale starting Monday, August 17th on this site. The 3-song EP was produced by Brad Cox, features vocals from Michale Graves (formerly of the Misfits), Brenda Carsey, and Braxton O’Neal, and has some great musicians and friends of mine on board. Be sure to like Pat Valley + The Population on Facebook for updates leading up to the release.
Brad Cox and I have just released “Return to the Manor“, our new Grayson Manor E.P.! It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and other digital music retailers. I used my Kemper Profiling Amp to track all of the electric guitars. I’ve had it since last summer and love working with it, both live and in the studio.
1. Shake Me (Cox)
2. I’m Still Here (Cox)
3. Bye Bye to Love (Cox/Valley)
Brad Cox – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keys, percussion
Pat Valley – electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
Rodney Beaubouef – drums
Jeff Box – keys on track 2
Joe Lee – drums on track 2
Eddie Smith – backing vocals
Jen Ledbetter – backing vocals on tracks 2 and 3
Ken Lanyon – backing vocals on track 2, additional engineering on track 2
Glenn Schick – mastering
Don Hillsman II – artwork
Casey Sheehan – additional graphic design
Yo! No more worrying about struggling to write super-long posts a couple of times each year since Twitter is so much easier and cuts out the incessant rambling that I enjoy falling into. I’ll keep this top post updated with whatever seems interesting at the moment.
This past year’s had me playing a ton of shows with GGG and WGTB, including casinos, weddings, and corporate events for Microsoft and Google; traveling to Ohio, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Washington (state), Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, N & S Carolina, Louisiana (…rinse and repeat); and of course, shows in Georgia, including some favorite ATL venues of mine: Buckhead Theatre, The Tabernacle, and Centennial Olympic Park. Working with Camp Jam and the Ultimate Rock & Roll Experience supporting Little Kids Rock took me to the Dominican Republic twice and Mexico four times, and introduced me to a whole bunch of great people. Songs For Kids Foundation put me in front of so many amazing kids in hospitals and special needs camps. During all of this, I’ve been working on new original music with some friends and am ridiculously excited to wrap it up over the next few months, as well as engineering and producing songs for other young artists. Plenty more to come in 2013! Stay tuned for updates and thanks for stopping by.