Citing influences as timeless as James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, and Stephen Stills, Arkansas singer/songwriter Justin Patterson has been delighting audiences for years with his collection of finely crafted songs, delivered through his unique brand of Folk/Rock and Americana stylings.
 

Whether it's the plaintive longing of "Beggars Town", the cut-to-the bone empathy of "Highway 65", or the rollicking excitement of "Road to Memphis", Justin's songs wear their emotions on their sleeves. Combined with his unique guitar playing style, Justin's inspired tales about loners and vagabonds, with all their wanderlust and heartache, are easily relatable to audiences, and instantly engage any listener.


Justin first drew notice in the late 1990's for his contributions to the Florida roots/rock band The Woody Brothers. Their self-titled debut CD included his popular compositions "Somewhere in Florida", "The Motherlode", and "Sweet Emily", songs that were selected for airplay in Jacksonville, FL on The Arrow 100.7's "Best Local Artist" series in 1996. Justin remained with the group through the release of their next disc "Driftwood" in 1999.
 

Since returning to his native Arkansas, Justin has continued as a featured solo performer at music festivals, songwriter showcases, house concerts, and traditional venues across the country. His songs have been heard on Arkansas Public Radio, independent radio, local television, and numerous Internet stations.

 
In 2017, Justin formed Ten Penny Gypsy with fellow songwriter Laura Lynn Danley and the duo recorded their self-titled debut album under the tutelage of renowned multi-instrumentalist/producer Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakum, Willie Sugarcapps) at Admiral Bean Studios in Loxley, AL. The album is scheduled for a Summer 2017 release.

 

The Woody Brothers were formed in the summer of 1994 through a chance meeting of three singer/songwriters at the North Shore Grill in Atlantic Beach, FL. Jason Chase, a veteran of the Jacksonville Beaches music scene, and new arrivals Chris Mucci and Justin Patterson each shared a passion for the acoustic ("wooden ") rock of the early 1970's. They combined their songwriting talents with the guitar prowess of friends Steve Carey and Tom Kuhn to form a band that would become a popular staple on the Florida music circuit.

 

With the help of Twelfth House Records producer Craig Spirko, the Woody Brothers recorded their self-titled debut album in Jacksonville, FL in the spring of 1996. The pure acoustic rock sound of the record was unique, yet familiar, as their songs were compared in print media to those of the early Eagles, Poco, Firefall, Jonathan Edwards, and Gram Parsons (see "Archives"). Through the promotional efforts of many, especially Doug Goodrich of The Arrow 100.7 FM in Jacksonville, tracks from the record were regularly played on commercial radio throughout the fall of 1996.

 

The addition of veteran guitarist Billy Bowers, and guest appearances by many notable area musicians created a more diverse sound for the band's 1999 followup disc "Driftwood". The eclectic, roots/rock of this record also garnered favorable reviews (see "Archives"), and the Woody Brothers continued to be one of the most popular live draws in North Florida until their breakup in late 2000. Their recordings are still available today through Twelfth House Records. (www.12houserecords.com)

 

Remembering CHRIS MUCCI (1949-2011) ... "A great friend and musical brother was taken from us far too soon. We are grateful that the Woody Brothers were able to reunite for a special weekend of music and memories in St. Louis, MO just before Chris  passed away in 2011. While Chris was very ill at the time, his indelible musical spirit never diminished. We miss you, brother!!!"    jp 

   

Below: THE WOODY BROTHERS: (L to R) Tom Kuhn (guitar), Chris Mucci (guitar,keyboards,vocals), Steve Carey (guitar), Justin Patterson (guitar,vocals), Jason Chase (guitar,bass,vocals), Billy Bowers (guitar) 

Woody Brothers, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, 1999

 

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