Davis John Patton Releases New EP ‘Poetry’
October 2, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Today, singer/songwriter Davis John Patton releases his new EP Poetry via Nettwerk, which sees the troubadour using acoustic instrumentation and atmospheric production to translate life’s idiosyncrasies into five introspective and engaging folk anthems.
Listen here: https://davisjohnpatton.ffm.to/poetry
Born and raised in the Midwest, Davis found himself drawn to music at a young age. Mom enrolled him in piano lessons during first grade. Three years later, he picked up guitar. In between choir at church and school, he discovered Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and embraced acoustic folk. While in college, he independently wrote and recorded the 2018 Forest Park EP, followed by 2019’s From the Garden EP (Nettwerk), which received praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine and more. Even in the midst of a prolific few years, he still found the time to recognize peace around him.
At the end of 2019, he recorded what would become Poetry with producer Logan Christian in just a week. Under the influence of writers such Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and Anne Porter, he channeled inspiration from a different source.
“I was reading a lot of poetry, and a lot of my songs actually started out as poems,” he recalls. “They conveyed some of the same emotions I’d been getting from poetry. They reminded me of this everyday beauty and changed the way I was viewing my daily life, so I wanted to help others see the same things.”
In the end, Davis might ultimately make you appreciate everything around you a bit more with Poetry and more to come.