Michael Patrick, along with his bands Suburban Hillbillies (http://suburbanhillbillies.com) and
Johnny Cash tribute "Ring of Fire Band" (http://www.ringoffireband.com), is often touted as one of
the top Country performers in New Jersey, and in recent years has shared the stage with such
country superstars as Randy Travis, Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Steve Earle, Justin
Townes Earle and Marty Stuart.
Patrick’s prior independent releases include "Roots and Branches" and "Something to Fall Back
On". This latest release features 11 new, original songs that continue in the Americana, Country
and Folk Rock traditions that make up Patrick’s signature style, alongside a few that incorporate
elements of Blues, Ragtime, Gospel and even Rock. Making "Another Song You Never Heard" a
breakout CD for Patrick, where he demonstrates his chops as a performer and writer.
Not an entirely unexpected departure for Patrick, considering some of the influences he has
shared the staged with in recent years, including Americana superstars Justin Townes Earle and
Chris Knight. Both defy being boxed into a specific genre with their sound. Not to mention
Patrick’s longtime appreciation of the music of Johnny Cash, the original Country rebel rocker.
Patrick is comfortable and confident taking a leap forward with this CD, evidenced by the simple
honesty and humor in songs like, "I'm Still Young," the hilarious tale of getting older on the
outside, but still feeling like a kid on the inside. "Callin' in Well," which Patrick remarks, “beats
telling the boss you’re sick!” And "Your Top Ten," already a YouTube sensation, which is a
humorous, little ditty lamenting social media love gone bad.
This latest project was recorded at Studio X in Nashville and produced in conjunction with award
winning producer Tom Manche. "Another Song You Never Heard" lays claim to an edgier feel
than Patrick’s prior releases. It features some of Nashville's top session players including Mark T.
Jordan on keyboards (Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne), Vince Santoro on drums
(Rosanne Cash, The Highwaymen, Carlene Carter), Tim Lorsch on fiddle and mandolin (Kris
Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell), and Jim Hoke on
harmonica (Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, George Jones).