"As a musician and live music reviewer for a weekly in New York, I wrote about and performed with some fine
musicians.  Consequently, I have enjoyed the same experience with singer/songwriter Danny Patterson.  His
solo performance at The Next Door Coffeehouse, (Houston, TX) in the summer of 2006, was riveting.  He has
a laid-back, country-boy vibe, steeped in The Blues and Gospel influences, with a sharp edge.  I like his
treatment of Old Time Acoustic Blues interpreted on a "resonator" guitar as well as his own material.
On a more fun note, Danny sat in with me at an outdoor jam at Gallery 19 in the Heights area of Houston last
summer, for an impromptu treatment of
'Still In The Game,' by Blues man Tinsley Ellis.  What a joy to play
with an accomplished electric soloist on the spur of the moment.
In short, Danny Patterson, and his music, are worth a listen."
- Karl Brunig, of Houston, TX

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"Danny's music has always been played around highly imaginative lyrics and sounds (
When I Read The Red
Writing
, for example); then the mixing and mastering are all put together as a professional package that is
second to none!  All of it stands right up as blusey and often classic-rockin', well composed rhythm
backgrounds that are 'southern-as-southern can get' and is a gift to the rest of the country.  I think Mark
Knopfler and the Allman Brothers as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd, when I hear 2005's,
Nobody's Fault But Mine
album.  Danny is proficient with every instrument but I do especially love the drum solo, and the slide guitar
work throughout.
Definitely a must for classic rock enthusiasts everywhere!"
- Jeff Nigro, of Maryland

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"In an industry full of fluff and filler, Danny Patterson's music is the proof that true blues-rock music still
exists.  A 'musicians' musician,' Danny immerses himself into every bit of the creative process from writing to
producing.  This complete hands-on approach ensures that Danny's sound stays raw, soulful, and true to the
spirit of live performance.  The final product can sometimes be likened to the vintage recording days of rock;
reminding listeners of a time prior to the over-produced, over-layered, and over-commercialized songs of the
contemporary pop era.

Danny's roots are evident in his bluesy riffs and sometimes psychedelic effects.  While the riffs pay homage to
such icons as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, it's Danny's use of guitar effects that makes one take
notice.  Danny's blend of old-school-roots-meets-modern-day-effects if probably best described as 'Jimi
Hendrix meets Tom Morello.'

Likely the most outstanding facet of Danny's music, though, is his strict attention to the rhythm section.  
Danny's beats thump with a ferociousness and energy that would put a smile on the face of the late John
Bonham.  Danny's drum work is the anchor to his sound and a testament to what years of experience and
practice can accomplish.

In summation, Danny Patterson's music can be simply described as true."
- Brandon Strange 12/6/2006

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"I particularly like the diversity ... ranging from straight ahead playing to funk grooving as well as the emotion
of Gospel music.  Also showed a lot of dynamic ability in your playing skills"
- Mark Ross of
MRP Drums (on Danny's drum playing) 8/2003

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"Your drumming on the CD's suit the band well and I certainly appreciate your enthusiasm ..."
- Kevin Radomski of Pro-Mark Corporation 7/2003

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"At the end we had open stage and I enjoy these as the players and singers just relax and have a good time.  
They seem to enjoy it more than when they are serious trying to put on a show.  If you have not been here and
listened to Danny Patterson play at these open stages you make it a point to come.  This young man is
awesome. Of course he is good with Gospel In Song too.  But Wallisville Country Grass is challangeing him
with all these old tunes that half of them he has never heard much less played.  He can do it though."
- Wallisville Music Association newsletter 7/2002 (on Danny's resonator and mandolin playing)

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"Clint and a group came on first.  I won't say Wallisville Country Grass because Clint, Pete and Joy were the
only three there.  But they had a lot of good help.  Danny Patterson took the lead guitar and did super.  You
know he plays Gospel all the time and doesn't play with old cogars like Clint so he had to really use his unlimited
talent to figure them out.  Most of the songs Clint sings and plays were way before Danny's time but he is a
trooper and filled in just fine."
- Wallisville Music Association newsletter 4/2002 (on Danny's acoustic guitar playing)
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