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Pat Roberts &the Heymakers 2nd album: devilishly elegant
Faithful to classic country and rock, Pat Roberts & the Heymakers delivers a new record titled “Devil” on Sept. 20 with CD release party at the Blooze Bar in Phoenix, AZ. Velvet tones and bittersweet gravity on this lush and elegant production.
“Devil” CD release party on September 20th, 2014 at the Blooze Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Beginning of 2014, the band records new album “ Devil” at Electric Lotus Music in Phoenix, AZ. While holding true to its vintage roots, they explore new territories from jazz to Latin music. All songs are brand new originals. “This album is definitely a big step forward for me as far as songwriting. More complex chords structures and hopefully more poetic lyrics.” explains Pat Roberts. His influences are based on his encyclopedic knowledge of American music: “Bo Diddley was definitely an influence, also Link Wray and T-Bone Walker. Nick Curran is one of my favorite artists. The song “Dark Blue” was influenced by Billie Holiday‘s “Gloomy Sunday”. The song “Angel From Above” was influenced by Roy Orbison, and I wanted the orchestration to be like his records. Also, Ricky Nelson albums are very cool, with James Burton on guitar. When I was a kid, my favorite musician was Glen Campbell, his songs always had very lush arrangements, and super cool guitars too.”
Strings, piano, pedal steel, percussions came to complete the trio for a rich and refined production. The songs shine with velvet tones and bittersweet gravity.
Pat’s vocals travels easily from a style to another, reaching the height of his talent on the Cuban haunting ballad (Marcos Crego on the piano) that gave the title to the record.It’s devilishly beautiful. After touring in France this summer, the band is back home to officially unleash “Devil” on Sept. 20th, 2014, with CD release party at the Blooze Bar in Phoenix, AZ.
VIDEOS : Teaser 1- http://youtu.be/