Esme Patterson

We chat with the guitarist about trusting herself and being one of Prince’s proteges.

Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson recently released Woman to Woman, an album about the untold stories of women immortalized in others’ songs, from The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” to Elvis Costello’s “Alison.” It’s her second solo album outside of Americana collective Paper Bird. She spoke to … Continued

Song Premiere: Esmé Patterson, “Valentine”

The Artist: Singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson of the band Paper Bird The Song: “Valentine,” from new album Woman to Woman out April 15th. Fun Fact: Each song on Patterson’s album is a response to a popular love song about a woman, showing … Continued

Full Album Stream: Esmé Patterson, All Princes, I

The members of Paper Bird, Denver’s most beloved seven-piece Americana collective, have started leaving the nest. Vocalist Esmé Patterson is the latest one to spread her wing for a solo flight. Although still a full-time member of Paper Bird (which … Continued

Shakey Graves: Weird Voices

    Man, oh man. Trying to tell the story of how Alejandro Rose-Garcia became fast-rising singer-songwriter Shakey Graves, and why so many listeners are thrilled that he did, nearly dumped this writer’s career into a shaky grave. Turns out … Continued

Song Premiere: Reed Foehl, “The Kill”

Acoustic Junction founder Reed Foehl, who wrote Lee Ann Womack’s newest single “Fly,” is making a serious return to music with his upcoming album Lost In the West.  The record features co-writes with Gregory Alan Isakov and Paper Bird’s Esme Patterson … Continued

The Muse November Sampler

In conjunction with the November/December issue, American Songwriter presents the Muse November sampler, a free album available for download that features ten killer tracks from some of our favorite artists. Click here to download. Field Report, “Home” Like a folk song trapped inside a computer, … Continued

Americana Music Association Announces Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association hosted their annual Honors & Awards Nomination Ceremony in Nashville earlier today. Presented live from the Ford Theater of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the ceremony revealed just who would be in the … Continued

Free Download: The Muse November Sampler

In conjunction with our November/December issue, American Songwriter proudly presents The Muse November Sampler, featuring 12 must-hear tracks from some of our favorite artists. And the best thing about it? It’s free! You can download the sampler by going to … Continued