Patrick Park

Patrick Park is a Colorado native that grew up outside of Denver, surrounded by words and music. His mother is a published poet, and his father played folk and blues on the guitar around the house. "I've written songs since I was a kid," he says. "There was nothing else that I really wanted to do—I was obsessed with it. I pretty much decided at the age of 13 or 14 that this was what I wanted to do." Now with three EPs and two full lengths to his name, Patrick Park is set to release his strongest set of songs yet with the new Come What Will lp.

"Park is an inheritor of the Elliott Smith melancholy mantle, with a less edgy and more traditional bent, and one of the great heartbreaking voices working in the acoustic singer-songwriter world today." - LA Times

"Those of us that miss the ruminative musings of Ryan Adams should focus their collective attention on Colorado singer-songwriter Patrick Park. But whereas most comparisons can detract from the music itself, this comparison is most assuredly a good thing. This kind of introspection was sorely lacking from the mainstream... From the lush, mid-tempo grandeur, to the melancholic meanderings, Park is one enduring gem. He chases down an Adams-like moment while also channeling the sensitivity of Gordon Lightfoot. With his deeply poetic lyrics, it's an inevitable proof that Park is undoubtedly an engaging and winning talent." – Absolute Punk

Matt Chylak

Matt Chylak is a young singer-songwriter from West Philadelphia. His music exists somewhere on a spectrum between folk songs that aren’t afraid to be catchy and pop songs that aren’t afraid to be honest.

He’s honed his sound in bars, small clubs, and street corners—these are the places where it often resonates best. A poet at heart, words tumble out of his songs like light percussion, telling the same stories that music has always told in his own unique voice. He currently sells collections of his poetry at shows in lieu of recorded material.

For the last few years, he’s been working on a set of heartfelt and oddly boisterous songs for his next album, which is currently titled If You’d Call This Place Home (though to be candid, it changes about once a week). He sincerely hopes you enjoy listening to him play, because it’s his second favorite thing in the world to do.

Shane Palko

Shane Palko is an alternative folk musician from Pennsylvania, based out of Delaware. His lyrics are largely inspired by traveling—which he does often. He has gigged extensively throughout the Northeastern United States as well as Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, South Africa and Swaziland.

His most recent album, “Good Times,” was recorded on 8-track tape and mastered by Don Grossinger, who has worked with the likes of Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The songs are light-hearted in content and tambour.

Shane’s next album is already written and recorded. Entitled, “Emerging,” it will dig into deeper in terms of lyrical content and social critique. Instrumentally, it will soar upwards into forty-plus part song arrangements, including, harp, strings, guitars of all varieties, vocals and a menagerie of unusual instruments.

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Patrick Park with Matt Chylak, Shane Palko

Wednesday, October 9 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs