My Morning Download: “My Young Man” by Esme Patterson


Photo by Todd Roeth

In the latest edition of NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing, the wonderful Denver singer-songwriter Esme Patterson is featured. Patterson, who is a member of the band Paperbird steps out on her own with her debut album, All Princes, I. Patterson’s solo work draws on Paperbird’s folk and roots musical sound yet on her own, her songs take on more broader influences. In a recent article in American Songwriter Patterson cites Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Metals by Feist as having impact on her work. Below, download “My Young Man” (featuring Nathaniel Rateliff) from Patterson’s album and stream her album. Listen to the session she did at Daytrotter here. You can purchase All Princes, I here.



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