No Country For New Nashville is premiering “Little Bug,” the new single from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jas Patrick. The song, which can be heard HERE, appears on Patrick’s upcoming EP, ‘Inky Ovine,’ set for a September 25th release through Tiny Lion Records.
“Little Bug” follows the release of the EP’s blues-stomping kickoff track, “Harpy,” which fans can grab as a free download HERE.
A multi-instrumentalist, Patrick wrote and played everything on the EP, with the exception of bass and steel guitar. The latter was handled by his dad, Jeff Peterson, who’s recorded and toured extensively with country legend Clint Black. Each song on ‘Inky Ovine’ was written, produced and arranged by Jas and recorded in a spare bedroom in his Nashville apartment.
A Houston native, Jas went on his first tour when he was 18, playing drums for Merle Haggard’s son, Noel. He went on to play in several Nashville bands before deciding to produce his own music as an indie artist.
When he set out to create his third release, Inky Ovine, Jas was clear that this time it would be different. He didn’t want to watch the clock as his studio minutes disappeared. He despised being bound by a schedule. He only wanted to work, write and create until he was done-- no matter what that may entail.
The foundation for ‘Inky Ovine’ began in 2012 and was nurtured with the frustration Jas felt from his recently completed EP, Tributaries. Lack of budget left him with limited studio time and the final product fell severely short of his high expectations. Jas was convinced that building a home studio would be the only way to get that which he had always wanted-- unlimited time to create.
Each month he saved as much money as was possible to obtain the gear he would require: a microphone this month, a piece of software the next, sound absorption...
This continued over two years until recording finally began in June of 2014. He enlisted engineer Brad Bass and dug in for the long haul--doggedly determined to make something of which they would both be proud. To date they have recorded the six tracks that appear on the EP as well as eight additional tracks which await an as yet to be planned LP release.
After three years of scrounging, recording and mixing, the music for the EP was finally completed. Jas felt as though he had finished a project which truly reflected his ability and vision, at last.
He’s currently planning a tour for fall of 2015. Fans can catch him on the following dates:
August 29 @ Talon Winery in Lexington, KY
September 4 @ Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City, TN
September 11 @ Third Street Dive in Louisville, KY
October 15 @ Humphrey’s in Huntsville, AL