“Everyone’s an outlaw, until the cocaine wears off” – hear the pointed observations in Pat Reedy’s new track “Nashville Tennessee at 3AM” via American Songwriter
Pat Reedy’s “Nashville Tennessee at 3AM”, a standout from his new album That’s All There Is (out April 6th on Muddy Roots Music), was inspired by Pat's time busking on Broadway in Nashville until the wee hours and then buying beers and climbing to the top of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge in the middle of the night to drink and watch the sun rise. American Songwriter premiered the track, and says it “tempers its brutal honesty with crystalline pedal steel and Reedy’s unflappable baritone vocals”.
After climbing down from the bridge, and likely buying more beers, Pat and his busking partner (a retired circus clown friend named Stumps), would walk over to the East side and crash at punk houses, places that are long gone now. One time they even ended up staying in a tent city down by the river. The song also features Pat’s keen, cutting observations on dreams and reality, and how the cold light of day can be wildly different from the blurred lens of a city during debaucherous late night hours.
Listen to “Nashville Tennessee at 3AM” here.
The rising Nashville-based blue-collar honky tonk hero was recently named a Rolling Stone Country “New Country Artist You Need To Know”. RS says Pat is “for fans of: Dale Watson, Cody Jinks, Merle Haggard's ‘Workin' Man Blues’” and that his music is “drawling, a little rough around the edges, and delivered with a booming baritone that could be heard over a bulldozer, Reedy's tunes are simple and sincere throwbacks to the straight-talking country of the 1970s and before.”
Wide Open Country says “armed with the wit of Billy Joe Shaver and the swagger of Waylon Jennings, Pat Reedy is one to watch” and Saving Country Music says “if you’re looking for the real deal, its name is Pat Reedy. A hard-traveled, put away wet kind of guy who got his music education busking on street corners in New Orleans and traveling the country to play backyard shows and hell dives in beat up rigs, he has the kind of natural poetry of a drifter that many artists envy, but few ever put the effort out to actually acquire.”
That's All There Is was written during breaks in Pat’s construction job helping to build high-rises around Nashville, with lyrics scribbled down on scraps of paper and discarded pieces of wood. Maybe that's why these songs — with their warm, rough-around-the-edges charm — sound natural, not forced. Pat’s influenced by the artists who filled the airwaves during his childhood years — including Dwight Yoakam, Mark Chesnutt, and George Jones.