"As Time Goes By" is a redirection for Patrick. His Blues work over the past 10 years has been very successful and fulfilling, but he is getting back to his beginnings with this new Rock/AAA album. It includes many of the songs previously released with a couple of new songs. Patrick feels that this album allows him to return to his beginnings as a songwriter.
All instruments and vocals were done by Patrick Sassone. Co-Produced by Patrick Sassone/Barbara Sassone. Published by Patrick Sassone/Barbara Sassone (Coyote Productions). All songs are registered with BMI.
Patrick Sassone is an international recording artist and actor whose music has been heard in over seventy countries. He has a worldwide fan base and is a writer affiliate with B.M.I. He began his career at the age of five with the accordion and taught himself to play the guitar in his early teens. Patrick's first group was called Patrick and The Shamrocks that consisted of two cousins, a schoolmate, and himself. They recorded a 45 for Orlyn Records called "Yes, That's What I'm Gonna Do". This group disbanded within two years. He had the privilege to meet Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records, who had taken an interest in his talent. The direction and guidance they gave him have stayed with him his whole life. At the time, Patrick was the guitar player and songwriter for a group called “Society’s Children”. The following year they had a regional hit with their record “Mister Genie Man” which is still available today. A couple of years later, Patrick was introduced to Curtis Mayfield at Mayfield’s personal recording studio outside of Chicago. The insight Curtis gave him, as well as the kindness and professionalism he showed, made a life long impression.
Patrick continued to write and perform as a solo artist in the Rock, Blues, and Country genres which eventually led him back to his Chicago roots. To quote this artist, “music sets my soul free, to hope, to dream, to just be me“!
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