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LAist Interview: Patrick Park

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Los Angeles’ favorite troubadour, "Patrick Park, is playing at Tangiers tonight with Charlie Wadhams and the Shivers, which will be undoubtedly a stellar show. With brutally intelligent lyrics about the nuances of love, loss, and starting over, Park’s songs force the listener to pay attention to the details of our lives instead of just muddling through. If the devil is in the details, Park’s music has no problems inviting him in and buying him a drink. For what is life, if not trying to understand the particulars of what just happened? Park was kind enough to talk to us and elaborate the particulars of his own story last week.

So what was it that made you pick up a guitar?

Patrick: I don't know. I’ve been playing the guitar ever since I've been able to pick them up. I started at seven or eight, I think. My dad played guitar and they were always around the house.

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When did you pick up the harmonica?

Patrick: I just picked it up when I started playing shows alone. I just wanted something else besides the guitar, and it’s hard to add other instruments when it’s just you.

So drums were out?

Patrick: Yes, that would have been difficult.