CD Review "Original Blues" June 14, 2011

Glenn Patrik is an artist close to our hearts. His previous two CD's, "Mr. Blues Jr" and "Nuthin' But A Thang" were received with open arms and this was also proven through the exuberant discussions of them on this site.

After all, Glenn is an excellent guitarist and vocalist and his Kansas City blues, a combination of swing, R&B, funky soul and blues, is extremely contagious. On his own website he describes his music as "old school in a new tradition" and this is true. He still uses the music of the past as a source; you clearly hear the influences of people like Jimmy Reed, BB. King, the Neville Brothers and Johnny Guitar Watson, but he makes it all a little faster and more modern.

Glenn sounds relaxed and his group sounds well oiled. His guitar work is flashy, innovative and fascinating. Numbers like "Telephone Line" and "To The Ground" remind us of Robert Cray, while a number like "Shiny Black" contains the cutting guitar play of Albert Collins. Vocally the voice of Dough Sahm comes to mind. This however does not mean that Glenn Patrik copies other artists. Definitely not, but like everyone else he absorbs influences and portrays them in his own way in his music.

Would you like to hear him at work? Then we have great news for you: like we said in the introduction: Glenn Patrik is an artist close to our hearts.... You can download this new CD as an Mp3 file, on his website and with his approval, completely legally (refer to Free Downloads). And not only these: but the majority of songs on his other two CD's are also included. Like we said, these are also a must. The two large well-known sales platforms mentioned below can only look at this in envy. Such an offer might only be temporary so make sure you act in time.

For once Christmas falls in the middle of the year. What else can we say? Thank you Glenn… thank you.
          Rootstime! (RON)

Glenn Patrik's third CD "Original Blues" is available now! Original Blues on Shakehouse Records, continues in the direction that Glenn calls "Old School, New Tradition". Eleven new original tunes fatten Glenn's already plump songbook of self penned tunes.

You can now hear tracks from Glenn's CDs on B.B. King's Bluesville Sirius/XM channel 74! The request line is 1.866.267.0454