Montreal native Patrick Watson returns to Portland after the release of this year's Adventures In Your Own Backyard. Indeed the record was made in Watson's home studio, with the help of his loyal bandmates, Simon Angell, Robbie Kuster and Mishka Stein. A slight departure from previous albums Wooden Arms and Close to Paradise, Adventures is comparatively straightforward, stripped-down and laid-bare. This description, however, might bely the atmospheric quality of the music, which is rich in texture, honest while also theatrical, and whimsical but full of substance.
We're giving away tickets, and it's easy to enter the drawing: send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Patrick Watson" in the subject line and your name in the body of the email. Get your entry to us by Thursday November 15th at 4:00 p.m. One entry per person, please. Winners will be notified by email.
Take a look at this video of Patrick Watson playing "Sit Down Beside Me" in our studios. Shot simply with Flip Cams, it's one of our most-viewed videos ever. You'll find the whole session here.