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I recently had a blast playing with Planetarium (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister). We performed on the Colbert Late Show and in Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn festival. SUPER fun music.

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Great shows & studio sessions with Lonnie Holley

Just came off an amazing couple of shows in Asheville and Savannah with Lonnie Holley (opening for St. Paul & The Broken Bones), followed by two days in the studio with Lonnie. It’s been real pleasure making music with him – his artistry is just so pure. Whether it’s singing, or creating wire sculptures, or […]

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May tour dates with Nelson Patton & Lonnie Holley

We’re excited to be joining Lonnie Holley for some shows this Spring, two of which are in support of the amazing St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Please come join us; we’d love to see you!

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SNL with Father John Misty

I had the great pleasure of playing with Father John Misty on Saturday Night Live, March 4 2017. Great band, great songs. I was part of a HUGE horn section that really wailed. So much fun. Band photo with Father John Misty on stage at SNL. Such a fun experience. Big shout out to @sirkellypratt […]

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great show with Lonnie Holley

We had an incredible time performing with Lonnie Holley the other night at National Sawdust as part of their Ferus Festival. We were all a little nervous about how it would go since this was our first ever live performance with Lonnie(!), but he was channeling a higher power and thankfully showed us the way. […]

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Nelson Patton at Ferus Festival

Nelson Patton is performing with special guest Lonnie Holley at next month’s Ferus Festival presented by National Sawdust. We are so honored to be included among such amazing musicians and composers. Here is a cool trailer for the festival featuring our track “Kerhonson”! We perform on Jan. 6 at 7pm. Don’t miss it!

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National Sawdust, Jan. 6

I’m thrilled to be performing at National Sawdust on January 6th with my duo Nelson Patton and special guest Lonnie Holley. Part of their Ferus Festival, we will share the bill with renowned violinist Rebecca Fischer (of the Chiara Quartet) performing excerpts from The Afield. About the Ferus Festival: Every January, VisionIntoArt presents FERUS, a […]

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new video – Mississippi Fred

My friend (and fellow Pfarmer), Danny Seim, was kind enough to make a fun little video for one of our new Nelson Patton tunes, “Mississippi Fred”. As the title suggests, the tune was inspired by Mississippi Fred McDowell and his driving guitar style. I orchestrated similar rhythms onto the trombone and used the loop pedal […]

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New Album – Nelson Patton ft. Lonnie Holley

My duo, Nelson Patton, releases our full-length debut today entitled Along The Way. It was recorded at my personal studio in Upstate NY and features Lonnie Holley on vocals. The twelve songs on the album, edited from dozens of improvised pieces, reflect the spirit of our expansive live shows. Check it out – it’s available […]

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Field + Supply

Having a blast this weekend performing solo sets at Field + Supply in Stone Ridge, NY. Field + Supply is a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair. It consists of a carefully curated selection of makers highlighting goods, old and new, from a variety of studios and workshops representing a wide range […]

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