Patrick Dennis is at home in the world, anyplace he’s writing, producing, or performing music. After co-leading So Cal’s Truckee Brothers through four records and tours, claiming fans diverse as Lucinda Williams and Mike Watt along the way, he lit out as a solo artist, recording his own albums as Wirepony. He also formed Good Luck Club, a collaboration with musician friends like Australian singer-songwriter Anne McCue (their first 7” single, “Breakout," is due in 2014), while the Truckee Brothers’ reputation remains legend and continues to grow (Double Happiness was recently cited among the 365 best albums ever recorded in The Music Obsessive’s Guide To Life).
Picking up a guitar at art school in Manchester, England, Patrick started his professional career on California’s West Coast, as one half of Homer Gunns, a scrappy duo egged-on by Dave Sharp of The Alarm. With roots deep in the San Diego scene he once called home, he co-produced an album for his Cargo Records label-mate, singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, and co-founded Populuxe Records with his Truckee Brothers partner Christopher Hoffee.
Recording a new Wirepony album in Nashville with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Cosmic Thug, Diamond Rugs), Rob Crowell (Deer Tick), Cindy Wasserman (Dead Rock West, John Doe) and Matt Lynott (White Buffalo, Truckee Brothers), and working straight to 8-track tape, the back-to-basics recording technique finds Patrick basking in the visceral joy of making rock'n'roll---at its rough and sweaty best. And while he now calls LA home, you never know where this dual citizen of the UK and US will turn up next: Conversant in the music of the Kings---from Elvis to King Sunny Ade---it's no wonder the multi-disciplined, musical ambassador was called on to co-create and host the forthcoming ‘round the world music series, United by Sound.
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