PAT MCGEE BAND
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Headliner Begins: 9:30
No Wrong Way To Make it Right . . . yup, that sums up lots of things in my life, but it’s also the title of my new album.
I am so proud of this record for lots of reasons. It is by far my most personal record, touching on subjects I formerly shied away from and at the same time staying true to what comes naturally to me. It has my heaviest and most delicate moments ever caught on tape. It truly is a reflection of all the music I grew up loving and couldn’t hide from–it’s all there in these tracks. The album represents the perfect blend of all my influences.
The album is produced by Doug Derryberry, a longtime friend and someone that I admired as a wide-eyed 17-year-old taking in the local bands in the DC music scene. I wrote some of the songs alone at home and some on the road with friends such as: Jason Mraz, Stephen Kellogg, Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel, Keaton Simons, Mike Daly from Whiskeytown and Emerson Hart from Tonic.
My Journal–The Scoop on The Songs
At the end of the day each song is very close to my heart and is a very truthful extension of me. The title track, “No Wrong Way To Make It Right” could be the most upbeat and carefree song I ever wrote. The song reflects back on me as a teenager, driving my “grandmother’s 70 convertible Cadillac” to the NJ Shore to have the time of my life. I envisioned what it would be like if put into current day and I even give a shout out to all you Down The Hatchers!
“Juliet” is a song named after my 5-year-old daughter who has an extremely strong, independent personality. One day she said to me that she didn’t “ever want to relax” so I started there. The song turned into me musing of my hope and dream that she will one day deny all courting that comes her direction. It is written from the mindset of a broken-hearted and frustrated 15-yr-old boy attempting to sweep her off her feet.
For a change of pace I thought it would be fun to put a campfire-sounding spin on Hornsby and Henley’s “End Of The Innocence.” We used a very simple approach to make this perfectly written song have a different feel by using instruments that are usually reserved for folk and bluegrass. I haven’t recorded a cover song since my first CD in 1995 and felt it was time to pay my respects to the greats.
Start Time: 8:30