May-June 2014

Come hear Justin perform at East End Cafe in East End, AR on Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm. Then join Justin at 5pm on Sunday, May 18th as he performs live on the G-Man Radio Network. This will be a special broadcast featuring some of Arkansas' finest songwriters. On Monday, June 2nd, Justin will perform his songs "in the round" at the NSAI Songwriter Showcase at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR. Music starts at 7pm. Hot Springs, AR fans will get a treat at 9pm on Friday, June 6th when Justin joins fellow songwriter Donny Eskridge for a show at Copper Penny Pub in historic downtown Hot Springs. Finally, Patterson, Danley, & Reid return to Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock on June 28th at 8pm. It's a great night when these songwriters visit Hibernia!

March 2014

Come hear Justin on March 3rd at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR. He will perform his songs "in the round" at the NSAI Songwriter Showcase. Many of the best songwriters in Arkansas will be there! The music begins at 7PM. On March 8th, take a lovely trip through the Ozarks to the historic little town of Hardy, AR, and catch Justin's performance at Words and Afterwords Music Cafe. Make your reservations for lodging at The Old Stone House B&B across the street, and enjoy a great weekend of music! The show starts at 7PM on Saturday. Stay tuned for news about Justin's upcoming shows in the San Diego, CA area on March19-26!

*January 26th* Justin will perform live and be guest DJ on "Edge of the Universe", the flagship radio program of the G-Man Radio Network. Hosted by Stephen Gimbert. Show begins at 7pm.

Jan-Feb 2014

Justin's performance schedule is still coming together for 2014. So far on the books: Hear Justin perform his songs "in the round" on Monday night, January 6th at the NSAI Songwriter Showcase at Khalil's in Little Rock, AR. Performances begin at 7PM from some of central Arkanasas' best singer/songwriters! Then Patterson, Danley, & Reid return to the stage at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock on February 1st. Showtime is 8PM. Finally, have a great meal and hear some tunes from Justin on Tuesday, February 4th at East End Cafe in East End, AR. Music begins at 6PM. Stay tuned for information about more upcoming shows!

** Welcome 2014 ! Happy New Year! **

( View past "Happenings" in Archives )

Oct-Dec 2013

Justin returns to the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on October 11th. He'll be joined on stage by Laura Lynn Danley and special guest Gene Reid for a Friday afternoon performanace beginning at 2 pm. They will be part of a stellar Friday lineup on the West Stage that includes Will Kimbrough and Sugarcane Jane, founding members of the new Americana supergroup Willie Sugarcapps. So come on down to the beach and witness a great afternoon of music! Upon their return, Patterson, Danley, & Reid will perform two shows this month at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock on October 19th and November 1st. Also plan on catching Justin solo, as he performs Tuesday, October 29th at the East End Cafe in East End, AR. This is fantastic little venue with great food and an attentive audience. Be sure and check it out!

*October 11th* Justin and Laura Lynn Danley return to Gulf Shores, AL to perform at the National Shrimp Festival. With special guest Gene Reid.

Aug-Sept 2013

Justin performs his songs "in the round" on August 5th, as he lends his talents to a gathering of the Nashville Songwriters Association at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR. The music starts at 7PM. On August 24th, get another songwriter fix from three of Arkansas' finest, as Justin joins Laura Lynn Danley & Gene Reid onstage at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock. Good news for our Hot Springs, AR fans, as there are several opportunities coming to see Justin in the Spa City! First, Justin will perform a set at the Farmers Market Folk Music Festival downtown on Saturday morning, August 31st. Also, September 6th promises to be a festive evening along Central Avenue in Hot Springs as Justin performs his songs solo at Quapaw Baths, part of the "First Friday" promotion for Gallery Walk. After another PDR show at Hibernia in Little Rock on September 20th, Justin does a quick turnaround for another solo show at Historic Downtown Farmers Market in Hot Springs on Saturday morning, the 21st. Bring your breakfast and enjoy the show starting at 9AM!

July 2013

Great opportunities abound across Arkansas to hear Justin "Live in July"! Head out to Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock on July 6th as he returns to the stage with fellow singer/songwriters Laura Lynn Danley and Gene Reid! It's always a great atmosphere at Hibernia, so don't miss it! Music starts at 8pm. Make a trip to the mountains on July 13th as Gene and Justin return to the Front Porch Stage in Mount Ida, AR ! Bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy an evening under the Ouachita Moon! Alisyn Reid will open the show at 7pm. Finally, Justin ventures back into Spring River Country on July 20th. Be sure and catch his solo show at Words and Afterwords in Hardy, AR! Showtime is 7pm.

**June 19th ** Justin is featured on Good Morning Arkansas! Tune in to KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock, AR at 9:00am for interviews and live performances!

 May-June 2013

On May 6th, come hear Justin perform his songs "in the round" at the NSAI Songwriter's Night at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR, a monthly showcase sponsored by the local Nashville Songwriter's Association chapter. This Memorial Day Weekend, we pause not only to focus on lives lost in service of our country, but also on those who perished in the devastating tornado that recently hit Moore, OK. Join Justin and fellow singer/songwriter Laura Lynn Danley on the Alabama Gulf Coast on May 26th, as they participate in a musical benefit to aid those victims! The music begins at 4pm at Anchors Aweigh in Foley, AL. On June 1st, come get your monthly fix of Patterson, Danley, & Reid as they return to the stage at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock, AR. Plans are also brewing for a June 9th house concert in Hot Springs, AR featuring Justin, Laura Lynn Danley, and fellow Arkansas singer/songwriter Donny Eskridge. Stay tuned for details. Finally join Justin and Laura as they perform June 30th at the Green Corner Store in Little Rock, AR, adjacent to the Little Rock Farmers Market.

Mar-Apr 2013

Join Justin for a weekend getaway to the quaint, Ozark Mountain hamlet of Hardy, AR on March 23rd! Check into the Old Stonehouse B&B downtown, and then walk across the street to Words and Afterwords music cafe for Justin's performance at 7pm. Special guest is singer/songwriter Gene Reid. On April 6th, catch Justin at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock as Patterson, Danley, & Reid return with their eclectic brand of original tunes! On April 27th, Justin will return to Hardy for a return engagement and a night of special music. "Justin Patterson & Friends" will kickoff at 7pm at Words and Afterwords

Jan-Feb 2013

Welcome to 2013! Start it off right with a great show in Little Rock, AR! Justin will be joined by fellow songwriter Gene Reid on stage at Hibernia Irish Tavern, Saturday January 12th at 8pm. Several parties are booked at Hibernia that night, so it should be a packed house! On Sunday, February 10th, Justin will once again perform his tunes at another installment of  "Rock N' Roll Up Your Sleeve" at Studio Joe in Little Rock. Be there at 1pm to lend your support to this great cause! Hot Springs, AR fans get a treat on Friday, February 15th when Justin brings his talent to the Hot Springs Fine Arts Center. The evening begins at 6:30pm with artist demonstrations, and Justin's performance will follow at 7:30pm. Finally, come and another dose of Patterson, Danley, & Reid as they return to the Hibernia stage in Little Rock on Saturday, February 16th! It's always a great show when these three talented songwriters get together. Stay tuned for news about PDR's early March performance at the 2013 Little Rock Marathon!

Nov-Dec 2012

Be sure and make plans to visit Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock, AR for two great shows featuring the music of Justin Patterson! On Saturday, November 17th, Justin returns to the Hibernia stage with Laura Lynn Danley and Gene Reid, for a night of eclectic, original tunes from three of Arkansas' finest songwriters. Then, on December 1st, come back to Hibernia and join Justin for a concert celebrating the birthday of his good friend and collaborator, Gene Reid. Music begins for both shows at 8pm. Finally, on Sunday, December 16th, hear Justin as he performs his songs for "Rock n' Roll Up Your Sleeve", a benefit sponsored by the American Red Cross. As you make your "donation", enjoy the sounds of some of central Arkansas' best musical performers. Doors open at 1pm at Studio Joe in Little Rock 

Sept-Oct 2012

 Fresh off of an exciting musical journey to Florida, Justin returns to the stage the weekend of September 28-29 for a pair of shows at Words and Afterwords music cafe in the lovely Ozark village of Hardy, AR. He will be joined for Friday and Saturday performances by fellow writers Laura Lynn Danley, Rena Wren, and Rodgey Roach. The music begins each night at 7pm! Then, October 6th, make plans to be at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock, AR as Patterson, Danley, & Reid return for a night of eclectic original tunes. Finally, join Justin on a road trip back to the beach October 12-14! He returns to Gulf Shores, AL with Laura Lynn Danley, as they perform again at the annual Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival. The fabulous Gene Reid will sit in on guitar for their performance Saturday at 10am on the East Stage. Headlining the show later in the day will be Eddie Money. Stay tuned for more October dates to be announced

August 2012

What a fun August in store! On Saturday, August 11th, come to MacDaddy's in North Little Rock, AR! Gene Reid will join Justin on stage at 8pm, opening the evening's show for the Jay Jackson Band. Then on Saturday, August 18th, Patterson, Danley, & Reid return to the most hospitable venue anywhere, The Front Porch Stage in Mount Ida, AR. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and make yourself comfortable! The show starts at 7pm. Then on August 26th, Justin makes a long-awaited return to Jacksonville, FL to reunite with former Woody Brothers bandmates, The Splinters, at Ragtime Tavern in Atlantic Beach, FL. The band gave many great performances at Ragtime in the '90's, and an excited group of old and new fans alike is expected for this show! The reunion continues on Monday the 27th, as Justin performs his songs at "Brucci's Live", a performance showcase hosted by First Coast music legend Mike Shackelford. The music starts at 6:30pm at Brucci's on Beach Blvd in Jacksonville, FL. Stay tuned for more announcements concerning the Florida trip!

July 2012

On Thursday night, July 5th, make plans to visit The Joint, the hot new spot for live entertainment in the Argenta District of North Little Rock, AR! Justin will be there to perform at a special songwriter showcase presented by Jay Jackson and Rogue Star Media Group. A great lineup is in place, so be there when the music starts at 8 pm! Then on Saturday, July 7th, also at 8 pm, Gene Reid joins Justin on stage at Hibernia Irish Taven in Little Rock. They will perform a set in support of the CD release of Arkansas singer/songwriter Alisyn Reid. Finally, make plans to return to Hibernia on Saturday, July 28th for Patterson, Danley, & Reid! Stay tuned for details about Justin's Florida shows in August and September, and news regarding recording sessions for his new CD, "Fugitive Heart".  

June 2012

Take a stroll through downtown Hot Springs, AR during Gallery Walk, June 1st, and hear Justin play a set supporting the debut performance of songwriting duo Donny Eskridge and Laura Lynn Danley at Quapaw Baths. Showtime is 6:30pm. Then on June 4th at 7pm, Justin again performs his songs "in the round" at the NSAI Songwriters Night at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR. Mark your calendar, as always, for Patterson, Danley, & Reid's return to the Hibernia Irish Tavern stage in Little Rock on June 8th 

 May 2012

Come hear Justin perform his songs "in the round", Monday, May 7th, at the monthly local gathering of the Nashville Songwriters Association. Music begins at 7 PM at Khalil's Pub & Grill in Little Rock, AR. Many thanks to Charlie Crow and the NSAI for assisting and promoting local up-and-coming songwriters! Then on Saturday, May 19th, make plans to be at Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock for a show not to be missed! Justin and fellow songwriter Laura Lynn Danley will share the evening's stage with the incomparable local favorite, Ol' Puddin'head! Experience a night of great music and revivalistic energy!  Music starts at 8 PM. Hope to see you there!

Apr 2012

A big weekend is in store in mid-April! First, if you live in Central Arkansas, wake up and tune in Saturday morning, April 14th, as Justin and fellow songwriter Gene Reid perform on KTHV This Morning Saturday! The segment should air around 7:15 AM. (Go to VIDEOS to view!) Then, that evening, drop by Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock as songwriter Laura Lynn Danley will join Gene and Justin on stage! The lovely Rena Wren opens that show at 8 PM! Be festive, and help Justin kick off his birthday celebration! Finally, on Saturday, April 28, come hear Justin perform at the Parrot Beach Cafe Songwriter Showcase in North Little Rock, AR. The talented Charlotte Taylor has put together a stellar lineup of writers, so come on out and have a listen. Performances begin at 2 PM!

Mar 2012

March starts off with a bang! Do not miss this show! Thursday, March 1st, Dragonfly Songwriter Showcase presents award-winning Arkansas singer-songwriter Effron White with opening act Justin Patterson, at The Big Chill in Hot Springs, AR. Showtime is 8 pm! Then a big weekend is planned for Little Rock, AR fans March 9-10! Friday night, catch Justin as he joins Laura Lynn Danley and Gene Reid at Hibernia Irish Tavern, and Saturday night as he opens for songwriter/comedian John David at The Afterthought. Finally, Justin will perform with other local songwriters and musicians at the annual Atwoodstock music festival on March 24th. The music begins at 5 pm just off Atwood Road in Little Rock. See you there!

Feb 2012

Travel with Justin in February!!  First, on Saturday, February 11th, it's off to Dallas, TX and a special house concert!  More details to follow! Then join Justin for a weekend getaway to the quaint Ozark Mountain hamlet of Hardy, AR as Justin joins Laura Lynn Danley on stage at Words and Afterwords Music Cafe. Rena Wren opens the show at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 25th. This is one of the best venues around, and we hope it is on the schedule for many seasons to come. See you there!.  

Jan 2012

If you are headed to Hot Springs, AR for the opening race weekend at Oaklawn Park, be sure and catch Justin with fellow songwriters Rena Wren, Rodgey RoachLaura Lynn Danley, and Gene Reid Saturday, January 14th, as they lend their talents to benefit the Mid America Science Museum. Music starts at 5 pm, so come on out and help support a great cause! Then, on January 20th, Patterson, Danley, & Reid return to Hibernia Irish Tavern in Little Rock, AR. Rounding out January, catch Justin at Thirst n Howl's in Little Rock as he opens for one of Arkansas' best bands, Katmandu!  Showtime is 9 pm. Please stay tuned, for more show dates will be announced soon, and don't forget to watch your calendar for Justin's upcoming shows with award-winning Arkansas singer-songwriter Effron White





Article 1:

"Songs from the Wood: The Woody Brothers bring their tunes back to the roots", June 11, 1996, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, FL

By Arvid Smith

The Woody Brothers new self-titled CD has been moving so well that the Beaches-based quintet is just about out of inventory. That's no small wonder as the band is the kind that can gig anywhere and plays the type of music that appeals to any set of ears.

The Woody Brothers' name is derived from their belief in "wooden music", though their disc rocks a bit more than one might think. The band even chooses to put down the lead guitar work on acoustic guitars, with nary an electric to be found. This is country rock firmly in the Poco/Firefall/Pure Prairie League orbit with a sprinkling of Jimmy Buffett. The songs exhibit the best of the genre's finesse albeit with none of the honky tonk raunch.

The CD's twelve cuts echo the years when Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels and the early Eagles were vital forces. "Woody Brothers" is beautifully recorded with occasional guest soloing from Brian Homan on pedal steel and Gary Smalley on the smaller Hawaiian variety. Gunga Din's fiddle ace T.R. Zielinski also puts in appearances on two cuts.

The disc's standout cuts are "Uncommon Sense" and "Somewhere in Florida" with catchy melodic structures and to-the-point lead work. Listen also for "Corduroy", a slightly extended jazz boogie, not all together out of place with the record's "swingier" sounds. "The Motherlode" is another gem as well, a plaintive ballad that could have come straight from the pen of Jonathan Edwards.

The Woody Brothers can usually be found at the Beaches or in Saint Augustine on any given weekend. Catch them this Friday June 14 and 15 at Fishheads on 3rd Street in Jax Beach, and during the day Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 at The World Famous Oasis in Saint Augustine Beach.


Article 2:

"Woody Brothers a triple pleasure", September 3, 1999, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL


Article 3:

"Marathoners and Musicians", March 10, 2011, Arkansas Free Press, Little Rock, AR 






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