Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Joseph did his share of collaborating and writing demos back in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. He probably wrote a song about every feeling anyone has ever experienced – big or small, infamous or secret – all before his 21st birthday. Now based in L.A., Joseph continues to offer an abundance of intricate storytelling on his self-released album, “Antiques.” Reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’s heartfelt yet gritty songwriting, Joseph’s material ranges from lilting overtures to stripped-down ballads to guitar-heavy blues. The latter is especially evident in his song “Arsonist Blues” as he coolly sings of “burning down your house.” With a pulsating back beat, a splash of keys and a notable guitar solo, bitterness sounds rather beautiful.
||| Live: Patrick Joseph plays tonight at Silver Factory Studios with Winter’s Fall, Funeral Club, and Starving Daughters.
Photo by Larissa Underwood