Monday, October 7, 2019

HEY! LISTEN: Patchwork -- "I Love the Sound of a Train"

We live in mixed-up, jumbled-up, screwed-up world and we know that it's good to slow things down. That's what I think of when I hear Patchwork's new song, "I Love the Sound of a Train." Normally I don't go for old-time music, but I loved the earthy warmth of Rick Garrett's voice -- especially when supported with soulful violin.

"I only started writing songs when I was 60 years old," Garrett writes. "This is pretty much an autobiographical song, about one of my favorite sounds in the world. It's part of a larger project I'm working on, an album of all original music about my early years in a coal mining town in East Tennessee."

 "I grew up listening to old timey music--the pre bluegrass music the folks in my little community played. I wanted to write a song in this style, capturing the spirit of the mountains I grew up in." Though the song is an original, you'd never know it from the lyrics -- a yearning for home and childhood that can now only be reached via a one-way ticket.

Patchwork -- Official, Facebook


  1. I FINALLY get to hear the whole song after you found the most obscure ways on the internet to post 8 second snippets of it. It was worth the wait. "Authentic" is the single most useless word in the English language and yet I feel compelled to use it for maybe the first time ever. Terrific song that sounds like you're singing about a live actually lived. And I love the sound of a train as well. Fantastic job.

    1. Hey, Stan!

      Thanks for writing! If you meant to send this message to Rick, I can make sure I pass it on to him!