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Glenn Patrik
"Nuthin' But A Thang!"
(Shakehouse Records)

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Over 40 years after performing his very first show at age eight for a crowd of 3,000 people in his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas - singer, songwriter and guitarist Glenn Patrik brings a lifetime of struggle and soul, joy and pain and hard-driving blues playing to his long awaited second CD, Nuthin' But A Thang!

Review By John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)

I often wonder what's going to become of the very young Blues Protégé's we see today, but after listening to Glenn Patrik's, (a performer whose first stage presence was a the ripe old age of eight), newest CD "Nuthin' But A Thang!", I think they will do alright. Music, especially Blues Music, unlike the Movie Industry, tends to take the up and comers under their wings and in turn, prepares them for a successful transition to adulthood and the long Blues Road ahead.

Glenn Patrik is a fine example of what can become of a young artist when mentored properly and his CD "Nuthin' But A Thang!" shows us all the limitless possibilities one can achieve.

From the opening Track "Don't Call Me Daddy", to the closing Track "Other Side of Town", Glenn offers us his no nonsense approach to the Blues, which totally reflects and pay tribute to those that have guided his progress.

Front Jump Style Blues, to lingering Soulful Blues, and beyond, Glenn mixes it up very nicely and offers us a CD sure to please all.

"Nuthin' But A Thang!" is a very fine addition to Glenn's Musical Resume.


1 Don't Call Me Daddy
2 Don'tcha Know
3 Kansas City
4 The Bossman
5 One More Day
6 4 P.m. Blues
7 Too Blessed to Be Depressed
8 Thang Thang
9 Friend of Mine
10 Last Night
11 Other Side of Town

About Glenn Patrik

“In the neighborhood I grew up in,” he tells, “everyone played soul and blues, and I was exposed, starting at about age six to live shows and recordings by Freddy King, Albert Collins as well as Archie Bell & The Drells and Count Basie. I can feel Mozart right along with Nat Cole, Django Rheinhardt along with some George Clinton. Then, throw in some Hound Dog Taylor, Aaron Neville, The Carter Family with Too Live Crew and Hendrix. Add the influence of K.C. blues guitar legend Leon Estelle and you get a feel of where I come from.”

Patrik got the name of his debut recording, Mr. Blues Jr., indirectly from Estelle on “Mr. Blues Day,” when the city of Kansas City paid homage to him. Estelle was Patrik’s mentor and always told everyone that Patrik was his son. So when someone pulled the younger musician up on stage for the presentation, Grace Harris, aka Amazing Grace, owner of Harris Barbecue, introduced Patrik as “Mr. Blues Jr.” This episode reflects the intense professional connection Patrik has had his whole life with legends of the blues we’ve all heard of (Luther Allison, John Primer, Lefty Dizz) and others who were strictly K.C. heroes. Over the years, his resume as vocalist, guitarist and arranger grew to include working with Little Hatch & the Houserockers, Ray Drew, Chick Willis, Abb Locke, Anetta “Cotton Candy” Washington, Millage Gilbert, Valerie Wellington, Lefty Dizz, George Baze and Joe Houston; he also spent a year on the road with the great jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany.

Since launching his blues odyssey well before the age of 21, hitchhiking and hopping trains from Kansas City, Kansas’ massive railroad switching yard to all points north, south, east and west, in search of musicians that he had only heard of, Patrik says, “I’ve spent the last thirty somethin’ years tryin’ to show up early, look sharp, and deliver the guitar/vocal sound that the boss was lookin’ for.” Now, with a heavy tour schedule and the release of Mr. Blues, Jr., he’s the boss, making sounds that carry on the legacy of the greats he learned from.