2012 AT Showcase Round 3: Wes Patterson | Rock Candy

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2012 AT Showcase Round 3: Wes Patterson

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Wes Patterson
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Wes Patterson's website advertises funk and smooth jazz tunes with "No filler or B-sides!" and that is exactly what he delivers. The Cincinnati native retired from the Air Force in 2003 and started Willora Records, which has released several CDs of instrumentals and incredibly tight synth-funk that is all smooth — no rough edges at all. Imagine early '80s-era Bootsy Collins or The Gap Band filtered through the effortlessly sleek, airtight sound of Kraftwerk and you'll get pretty close to Patterson's "Stop Wishin' Start Doin.'"


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