Todd Pate is singer-songwriter living in LA, though his Texas roots run deep under his well lived, always honest music. With a raw and simple and soundscape and lyrics that never waiver from his intent, he searches for the straightest road through the very complex human condition. While echoing Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, even drifting into the great country tone of The Rolling Stones in the late 60s and early 70s, Todd remains thoroughly grounded in today.
He's been a baseball player, an actor, horse wrangler, playwright, carpenter, lackey for a low rent hustler in Chicago, a day laborer with a distant memory of a college education, but Todd played his guitar and wrote songs all along the way. Today, he's only focused on music. He's played in most of the music venues in Hollywood and it's coffee shops. He’s toured up the West Coast, across the Southwest and through Texas.
In his debut album, Tangled Memories, Todd weaves his way through tales of love and the road, escorting the listener to the highs and lows of both along the way, often at the same time.
He'll be hitting the road this fall to tour behind the album. Dates to be posted soon!
Tangled Memories, Album Release
Available now on iTunes, Spotify, etc, and on CD.
Stream the entire album, Tangled Memories:
(Key tracks in bold)
- Coast to Coast
- Same Last Name
- In My Dreams
- Tangled Memories
- I Never Wanted to Fly
- That Teardrop's A'ready Fallen
- Shining On
All songs written by Todd Pate (ASCAP)
Produced by Kenny Klimak and Todd Pate
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Barking Dog Sound - Los Angeles, CA
Todd Pate - Vocals, guitar
Kenny Klimak - Guitar, electric bass, percussion, backing vocals
Eric Good - Upright bass
Joshua Duron - drums
Sang Hee Cho - Piano, organ
Anna Bowen - Backing vocals
Al Walton - Harmonica
Jim Priest - Harmonica
Robert Bruce - Pedal steel guitar
Andy Harper - Violin