hold for release until November 16, 2009 ### ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE NEW ALBUM FROM K E N N E T H PAT T E N G A L E ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2009 -- ten brand new songs including -- A vocal duet with GRAMMY® Award winning producer and artist Joe Henry A cover of Alphaville’s hit song “Forever Young” “Laredo” appears in the indie feature film “Peach Plum Pear” to which Pattengale also provides the score. Kenneth Pattengale’s new "Pattengale's songs are done album Speak! is a tightly-knit with a subtle but significant wink collection of ten songs that of the eye, as if to tacitly exhibits the songwriter and film acknowledge the passage of composer’s ability to combine time ... and the resulting unique lyrical narrative and challenge in dealing with them in anachronistic voices to create a sound that is at once modern anything but ironic terms. and referential. As Pattengale’s Pattengale tosses the songs into seventh full-length studio a big grab bag of musical history, record, Speak! is fuelled by a and delivers each with a wise maturity of the performer hinted eye, yet -- crucially -- a sincere, at previously but not fully simple affection..." revealed. - LA Weekly More than ever, Pattengale puts "Songwriter/film composer on display a fondness for Ameri- Pattengale is often evocative of can rural music. Country & avowed heroes Tom Waits and Western, American folk, and Mexican folk elements are Randy Newman, thanks largely combined to create a musical to some twisted vocal affects, his soundscape befitting an Ameri- eclecticism, odd meter shifts and can West that is very much Street Release Date: DECEMBER 1, 2009 taste for unusual musical personal, imagined and precise, narratives..." but rooted firmly in the folklore SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2009 at 12PM - Pasadena Weekly that informs all three traditions. Live Interview and In-Studio Performance with Chris Douridas on KCRW "California son Kenneth Patten- With traces reminiscent of (89.9FM LA/Orange County, 89.1FM Ventura, KCRW.COM worldwide ) gale's sense of frontier Ennio Morricone, John Prine, musicianship is at once evoca- Tom Waits, Ry Cooder and VENTURA RECORD RELEASE SHOW tive of Tom Waits and the Bob Dylan, Speak! stands as a WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9, 2009 breakthrough in the young tumbleweed troubadours of the Kenneth Pattengale at Zoey’s American West..." performer's career. FREE COPY OF THE ALBUM WITH ADMISSION - Flavorpill additional press materials available at: 8PM / All Ages / $5 www.kennethpattengale.com/press/ 451 E. Main St., 93001 Pattengale exhibits "a jolt of for more information, promo requests, to folksy wisdom well beyond his set up an interview, etc please contact: Additional performances with a full band are planned in and Four Six Productions around Los Angeles in December 2009. Full schedule at: years." email@example.com www.kennethpattengale.com - LAist ### Promotional copies of Speak! are available upon request. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
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