Wow, not really sure where to begin. Let’s first say how exquisitely diverse Jas Patrick’s vocals are and that he does pretty much the entire album solo.
Vocal wise he has his own niche almost. Putting him in a category all his own or at least with other distinct artists such as Frank Sinatra, Harry Conic Jr. and Huey Lewis. These one of a kind voices are iconic, distinctive, heartfelt, edgy and raw.
This six track album “Inky Ovine” was released on Sept. 25th and produced by Jas Patrick and Brad Bass. This album was recorded on Jas Patrick’s own independent label, Tiny Lion Records. Jas performed with all instrumentation and writing on this album accept for the pedal steel and the bass. This album is a culmination of not only hard work and devotion but of digging deep into almost empty pockets, to fund a dream that no one else could come near in realizing, because of a need to squash creativity and restrict the boundaries of artistry.
Although challenged in some verses, you can hear the talent in his expressive vocals. Low key and mellow range for slower more distinct songs and sharp, clear and stylish on faster tempo songs that require a higher range.
Currently in the middle of a fall tour Jas is on the move with putting his music out to the world in his own way and in his own time. He’s one of the few independent artists who can truly do this and do it well with limited backing from so called public relations executives.
The music industry has it’s challenges for sure. As with most ventures in life the one’s who are suppose to be the support team end up being the “drag you down team” and that’s why so many talented, truly gifted artists sometimes don’t make it. As you will see in the following video. Just click on the photo below. https://youtu.be/St1hC6s0JkY
“Harpy” was intriguing from the first scene. By the time it made it to the second scene my mouth had dropped to my knees. Record label vultures wanting an arm and a leg while the whole time devouring you. I know so many other artists who have spoken of this exact feeling. I thought the vocals in “Harpy” were confident and dynamic. Gritty and personable. I was intrigued from the first note. Americana with an infusion of bluesy rock. Excellent!!!
Born in Houston TX and relocating at the age of 11 to Nashville TN, and touring by the age of 18, Jasonius “Jas” Patrick has been playing music since the age of 4. His first major instrument….his voice of course but we’ll go with the drums. Music has always been a deep rooted instrument in his life when his father became a full time member of country artist Clint Blacks band. As we can see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
“Inky Ovine” starts out almost with an Ali Baba feel. Somewhere in a small circus or on a pirate ship in the ocean of life. I liked the feel of the reggae feel with a mixture of easy rock. The change in cord progression toward the middle was a nice twist followed by the bells and whirlybird gigs. I also enjoyed the acoustic guitar giving it another twist with a splash of Ole Mexico.
Naturally artistic and true to himself Jas is a jewel in the rough. Instrumentally he is at the top of his game, lyrically he has the universe to feed his page, vocally his unmistakable voice, when honed, will become iconic.
For more information on Jas Patrick and his touring schedule you can check out the links below.