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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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. […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lisa Hannigan released a beautiful new record today and I’m so happy to have contributed some trombone arrangements. Check it out!
OUR PURAM is out now! It’s the second record from Pfarmers, a collaborative trio of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and me. The record is a concept album about the Rajneeshpuram community, briefly incorporated as a city in the 1980s, which was populated with followers of the spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later […]
Had an amazing time playing at NYC’s newest music festival, Panorama, with The National. My friend Conrad Doucette snapped this killer shot of me up on the jumbotron! d-nel! A photo posted by Conrad Doucette (@conraddoucette) on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:56pm PDT