Patrick Watson

12:02pm

Thu October 11, 2012
World Cafe

Patrick Watson On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 1:16 pm

Patrick Watson (right).
Courtesy of the artist

Polaris Prize-winning singer-songwriter Patrick Watson makes music the way some directors make film: in three dimensions and with lots of emotion. With the aid of guitarist Simon Angell, percussionist Robbie Kuster and bassist Mishka Stein, Watson crafts songs that are experimental in nature, blending cabaret-style pop with classical and indie-rock music.

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8:58am

Thu May 31, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Patrick Watson: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 11:31 am

Michael Katzif NPR

Patrick Watson has a lovely, flexible voice and a gift for wringing evocative sounds out of everything from vintage keyboards to bicycle chains, but his real gift lies in his ability to maximize beauty at all times; to guide every noise in such a way that it coheres into something dramatic and graceful. When the Polaris Prize winner performs, he seems almost hypnotized by the sounds around him, yet every second and every unlikely component seems plotted to maximize its impact.

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