Robert R Patterson | Never Said Good Bye

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Never Said Good Bye

by Robert R Patterson

This CD combines Folk, Southern Rock, and Classical influences into a thought provoking set of songs that cause the listener to feel the thoughts of the song writer.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Never Said Good Bye
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2. Falling On the Floor
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3. Five Dollar Mohawk
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4. Smile Little One
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5. Claire
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6. Cries of the Orphan
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7. It Will Be All Right
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8. Little Spanish Evening
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9. Life
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10. Monday Morning
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11. Thank You
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12. Golden Bear (feat. Kurt Lowe)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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For the past 30 years Robert R Patterson has served as a Quality Engineer for a large corporation. This experience has allowed him to see the world and experience people of many different cultural backgrounds. It also allowed him to see injustice and watch young people become corrupted by power and politics. These experiences have served as the basis for many of his songs.

As a songwriter Robert R Patterson strives to help listeners escape their own problems and experience emotions and feelings through the songs. Listeners have commented on these feelings which compel them to listen to the words. The songs can be as simple as the smile on a little one, or as complex as life itself.

Robert R Patterson has been a musician for his entire life. His composition style has been strongly influenced by impressionist artists like Monet, or Renoir. Over the years he has played classical, flat top, and electric guitar. He has also played French horn, piano, and organ. His vocal experiences include Madrigal, renaissance and small a-cappella ensembles. He has also been a vocal soloist. His instrumental music has been compared to Scott Joplin, or Aaron Copeland. Folk songs have been compared to Eric Clapton, or John Prine and yet most people say that the songs are truly unique. This makes comparison to other artists difficult.

Never Said Good Bye is his second effort as an independent artist. The songs represent a wide range of styles. The songs have been arranged around the theme of loss and recovery. Written in memorial to a 24 year old whose life was cut short, this CD is meant to help the listener deal with the loss and then move on in their life.


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Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Fantastic Classical, Folk, And Blues
Robert R. Patterson’s second CD, “Never Said Good Bye” finds the guitarist / singer-songwriter furthering an exploration of his unique songcraft in ways as original and inventive as they are satisfying. A virtuoso on guitar, Patterson turns his acoustic and electric guitars loose over 12 songs that delve into classical, folk, and blues influences which, nevertheless, blend seamlessly into a whole of potent musicality. Where the song “Five Dollar Mohawk” is a blues-rock workout with slashing slide licks, the hauntingly beautiful “Smile Little One” features acoustic picking as delicate as it is pristine. “Little Spanish Evening,” an acoustic solo instrumental, is a veritable wordless lullaby, while the CD opener and titled track, “Never Said Good Bye” is an oddly effective composition that’s both exotic and eccentric. Much of the album finds Patterson in elemental mode, his lone guitar and rich voice breathing life into songs of loss and redemption, but on the ballad, “Life,” a deep and sonorous cello accompaniment raises the performance to solemnity. As second releases go, Robert R Patterson’s “Never Said Good Bye” CD is a fine sophomore album, building on the echoes of his first, while pointing forward with his evolving potential.