Since moving to a rural area on the west coast of New Jersey along the Delaware River, where, “his neighbors are now cows and horses!” Patrick has found country living provides inspiration. Shortly thereafter he quit his day job of 15 years to perform and write music full-time. He’s even produced two new albums, Crossing Bridges and HOME.
Country, Folk, Rock, Blues, and even Gospel blend cohesively in Patrick’s songs, which are inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine. Always heartfelt, sometimes autobiographical, with some signature sarcasm and humor thrown in for good measure. Patrick has developed an appreciation of simplistic story-telling lyrics, catchy hooks and memorable melodies.
You can catch Michael performing his original show with his backup band, solo acoustic shows or with his band of esteemed musicians known as "The Suburban Hillbillies." In addition, Patrick made quite a mark on the tri-state area recalling the spirit of Johnny Cash in the Tribute show he founded, "RING of FIRE" Band!
Patrick has wowed audiences with opening performances for Steve Earle, Dave Mason, Asleep at The Wheel, Pure prairie League, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Gary Allen, David Allan Coe, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Knight, The Marshall Tucker Band, and The Outlaws just to name a few.
Patrick has logged over 1500 live performances in the tri-state (NY, NJ, PA) area in addition to 3 annual tours down south. Along with his band he has performed at such prestigious venues as the Union County Arts Center, Strand Theater, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Paramount Theater, Bergen Pac, Newton Theater, Sellersville Theater, Stone Pony, Starland Ballroom, and BB King’s.
Patrick has 6 original albums, HOME (2021), John Wayne Movies (2018), Another Song You Never Heard (2012), Something to Fall Back On (2008), Roots and Branches (2004), and most recently, Crossing Bridges, released on September 29, 2023.
Named Top Country Folk Artist by the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, Patrick prides himself on energetic live shows with audience participation and interaction encouraged. He maintains a website at: www.michael-patrick.net which includes tour dates, media photos and video/audio clips.
Visit Michael's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/officialmichaelpatrick