Artist: Patrick Ames
On this week’s Songperk, a sexagenarian from the San Francisco Bay Area, Patrick Ames, takes the spotlight. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio and after having worked in the book publishing industry, Ames has rewritten all rules. A downtempo Motown number, this sprightly track shows inevitable signs of ingenuity (he uses a MIDI guitar synthesizer to play multiple instruments). Citing his influence as Bob Dylan, Ames and his backup singers get the party going within no time. Traces of Bruno Mars even show, the arrangements sounding fresh and interesting. With an invigorating lyric track about finding the truth, this is one song that stands out from the crowd.