THIS BIRD WILL ALWAYS FLY: New EP (6/8/15)

  
  
  
  
  
 

PATRICK DUNN

. . . writes and plays music in the tradition of the old soul, the rambler, the traveling singer-songwriter -- characters found along the ever-growing timeline of honest music. Pulling from his influences, Patrick plays a mix of folk, soul, country, and rock and roll that has come to be called, for better and for worse, Americana.

Originally from a small town on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, Patrick has lived everywhere from Boston to Los Angeles to Brooklyn to his current home in Sacramento, California. Along the way, he has released two albums, a bunch of demos, and performed countless shows in towns across the US. He got married, and he went back to school to earn a master's degree in fiction writing.

Patrick is currently planning the release of THIS BIRD WILL ALWAYS FLY, an EP of songs about finding "home," for June, 2015. He's also preparing a novel and several short stories for future publication.

INSTAGRAM

  • Happy Father's Day!
    Happy Father's Day!
  • The Pandora submission process is very unpredictable. They wouldn't take the single, but they took the EP. Right now, only my 2007 album is on there. But soon, This Bird Will Always Fly will join the mix. #TBWAF
    The Pandora submission process is very unpredictable. They wouldn't take the single, but they took the EP. Right now, only my 2007 album is on there. But soon, This Bird Will Always Fly will join the mix. #TBWAF
  • Some of the hardest work of this novel has been going from the August 2014 draft to this June 2015 draft. Getting close . . . I think. #amwriting
    Some of the hardest work of this novel has been going from the August 2014 draft to this June 2015 draft. Getting close . . . I think. #amwriting
  • If I could erase one song and one song only from existence, it would be that terrible Rob Thomas and Santana collaboration that gets stuck in my head every time I look at a high temp and think, "It's a hot one." No question.
    If I could erase one song and one song only from existence, it would be that terrible Rob Thomas and Santana collaboration that gets stuck in my head every time I look at a high temp and think, "It's a hot one." No question.
  • Thank you to everyone who has supported my new EP, This Bird Will Always Fly. Made the top 24 on the @bandcamp folk chart. Keeping company with one of my absolute favorite bands, too: @brownbirdmusic
    Thank you to everyone who has supported my new EP, This Bird Will Always Fly. Made the top 24 on the @bandcamp folk chart. Keeping company with one of my absolute favorite bands, too: @brownbirdmusic
  • Happy Birthday to me, I've got a new EP!

THIS BIRD WILL ALWAYS FLY is a collection of songs about leaving and finding a sense of place, a sense of home. 
I wrote and recorded these songs before moving from Brooklyn, NYC to Sacramento nine months ago. My new city has been good to me so far. Feels like this town is what I was looking for. 
Link in profile. 
#singersongwriter #sacmusic #sacramento #california #newyorkerinsac #americana #folk #rock #TBWAF
    Happy Birthday to me, I've got a new EP! THIS BIRD WILL ALWAYS FLY is a collection of songs about leaving and finding a sense of place, a sense of home. I wrote and recorded these songs before moving from Brooklyn, NYC to Sacramento nine months ago. My new city has been good to me so far. Feels like this town is what I was looking for. Link in profile. #singersongwriter #sacmusic #sacramento #california #newyorkerinsac #americana #folk #rock #TBWAF
  • Tonight in Placerville. #sacmusic #sacramento #singersongwriter #americana
    Tonight in Placerville. #sacmusic #sacramento #singersongwriter #americana
  • For many years, I've struggled with the feeling that I never do enough for my music "career." I don't promote as much as I should, I don't play enough shows, I don't follow through with marketing my releases (which is especially hard bc I've done a lot of marketing for others). Most of all, it takes me far too long to release new recordings, even after they're finished. I sometimes have good reasons for this -- even now, I should really be working on the latest revision of the novel that has taken the majority of my creative time and heart over the past two years. But I'm tired. Tired of waiting for the right time to release this. Tired of trying to save money for the right kind of release. Tired of overthinking what it even means to release music into the world in 2015. So on Monday, June 8, my 33rd birthday, I'm releasing the best recordings I've made to date. It's a 4 song EP called This Bird Will Always Fly. No CDs, no Kickstarter. #TBWAF has to do with leaving, with finding home, and there's even a song I wrote almost two years ago that is apparently about my daughter, who will be born in August. I have a feeling she'd be mad if her old man didn't get this out before she arrived. So goodnight, happy weekend, and I'll see you Monday. #sacmusic #sacramento #singersongwriter #americana #folk #goodbyenewyork #california
    For many years, I've struggled with the feeling that I never do enough for my music "career." I don't promote as much as I should, I don't play enough shows, I don't follow through with marketing my releases (which is especially hard bc I've done a lot of marketing for others). Most of all, it takes me far too long to release new recordings, even after they're finished. I sometimes have good reasons for this -- even now, I should really be working on the latest revision of the novel that has taken the majority of my creative time and heart over the past two years. But I'm tired. Tired of waiting for the right time to release this. Tired of trying to save money for the right kind of release. Tired of overthinking what it even means to release music into the world in 2015. So on Monday, June 8, my 33rd birthday, I'm releasing the best recordings I've made to date. It's a 4 song EP called This Bird Will Always Fly. No CDs, no Kickstarter. #TBWAF has to do with leaving, with finding home, and there's even a song I wrote almost two years ago that is apparently about my daughter, who will be born in August. I have a feeling she'd be mad if her old man didn't get this out before she arrived. So goodnight, happy weekend, and I'll see you Monday. #sacmusic #sacramento #singersongwriter #americana #folk #goodbyenewyork #california
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