Patrick Darrah grew up in a small town in northern New York—Bloomingdale—with not a single stoplight, wildlife a bound and where neighbors were family. Early on, Darrah made a respectable wage as a fourth generation auto body technician working alongside his dad at “Wayne Darrah Auto Body.” From framework, bondo to paint, Patrick was an auto body artist.
The voices of country music greats (Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, George Strait and Gary Allen) echoed between the cement walls of the repair shop that rang from a transistor radio with a rabbit ears antenna. Tunes like “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Can’t You See” and “Blue Clear Sky” became the musical magic that motivated the young twenty-something to put down the tools and pick up his guitar. Changing gears toward his creative artistry; Patrick moved on to earn a degree in Music Production and Audio Engineering to devote concentration and attention to his first love—to write, record and perform.
Leaving a “true love” behind, Patrick’s journey led him to establish residency in Manhattan and Long Island; he roamed to hang his hat in South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Colorado, and he’s now landed in Music City, Tennessee—the place he comfortably calls “home.” The roads traveled paved the way to shape the music that Patrick Darrah would write and record for his debut project. He formed his own independent label Double Darrah Entertainment as the launch pad to signature his music.
Combining the musical styles that he gravitates toward, Patrick’s vocal delivery, stage performance and original compositions are an infusion of Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Granger Smith. He’s become a downtown Broadway “must-see” entertainer for country music fans and Music City visitors—tearing up the stages at some of Nashville’s most notable honky tonks and nightclubs (Honky Tonk Central/Rippy’s Bar & Grill/The Stage/Tin Roof/Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge). Additionally, he represented New York State, as a 2018 Nash NEXT Contestant; he performed at Opry City Stage in Manhattan.
The long, lean and rugged performer sheds light on the value of rich storytelling songwriting and contagious melodies. Patrick, who’s admittedly, “a little rough around the edges,” reveals honest recollections, longing desires, painful regret, and hope to love again in his new album—NORTHERN TRUTH (due February 23, 2018). He released his debut single (“I Never Got Over You”) to country radio in December 2017.
Patrick is currently in the studio recording new tunes with plans to introduce the original tracks via a strategic digital release campaign in 2019.