Melodic Americana folk-pop is the name of Wes Kirkpatrick’s game, a Chicago, Illinois resident who’s been in the music making business since 2005. Singer-songwriter Kirkpatrick takes pride in his songs catchiness, commenting on his website “you hear (them) once and start humming along, hear twice and can’t get them out of your head for days.”
Wes Kirkpatrick grew up in Colorado, where his love of Americana music fruitfully grew before leaving home for the Windy City. Hoping to meet people in the industry and make connections, it wasn’t long before Kirkpatrick became friends with Chad Weis, the tour manager and sound engineer of artists such as Mason Jennings, Ben Kweller, and Martin Sexton.
The two would head to Minneapolis, Minnesota to record Wes Kirkpatrick’s debut solo album, “Naps and Nightmares.” Kirkpatrick considered the recording period a big success, calling it “the album I’ve always been trying to make” and stating on his website that “a lot of love, hard work, good times and not so good times went into it, and I think in the end I mixed it up enough to make a great album.”
Since the release of “Naps and Nightmares,” Wes Kirkpatrick has shared the stage with The Wood Brothers, who OurVinyl recently recorded a Session with. He’s also played with Sean Hayes, Martin Sexton, Hanson, Blues Traveler, and ALO, who we’ve also had the pleasure of filming. We’re glad to have Kirkpatrick join their ranks here on OurVinyl.Tv.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor