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"Christmas Blues" is a short collection of traditional Christmas songs that have been arranged for the Blues/Blues Rock genre. This album was recorded as a fun project for his family and includes his wife, daughter and three grandchildren all helping with various vocal parts.
All instruments and lead vocals were done by Patrick. Assisting with vocals are Barbara, Kylee, Jordyn, Colin and Taylor Sassone. Patrick and Barbara are co-producers. Album is published by Patrick and Barbara Sassone (Coyote Productions)
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" and were chosen as an opening act for Country great Billy Walker. 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 has 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“!