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Patrick Ballantyne



    New song released today. Special thanks to the Oh Chays and Mark Planke of Sharktank Productions for helping make it happen

    Thanks to Bob Mersereau for this amazing review There are household names, and then there are secret weapons. Ballantyne has so far been the latter, but that should change some day. After all, audiences country-wide have been screaming along to his co-written hits for a decade, whether it's The Trews' Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me, or Big Sugar's If I Had My Way and All Hell For A Basement. A gifted writer, he has made just two albums in that time, including this, which was released first last summer, and now upgraded with a new cut for larger distribution.

    This collection is more introspective than those fist-pumpers he's helped write for others. Days Of Rain has a theme of dealing with loss and moving on, delivered with a lot of depth and an ambitious palette of styles. Rich and moody acoustic tracks such as Roll With It sit alongside big pop numbers, opener King Of The Road the most infectious. The harmony-rich I Follow You adds a Neil Young harmonica break to its campfire singalong feel. Throughout it all, Ballantyne proves himself a master of melody and the turn of a phrase. New track Try Love Instead adds a bit more crunch to the disc, a bluesy turn that would go well for his buddies in Big Sugar.

    New song available "Close Your Eyes"

    Thanks for this review Makeda Taylor "Patrick Ballantyne’s “Days of Rain” takes the listener on a journey of masterfully well-written stories. A kaleidoscope of relationships. The production on the album is dynamically stellar. Intriguing arrangements. Vocally Patrick impresses. The fact that Ballantyne played most of the instruments is quite an accolade. “Days of Rain” is definitely Juno worthy. " -