Pat Ferguson with Tim Carbone & Elliott Peck to release new single, "The Confidence Man"

Article Contributed by lohi records | Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

LoHi Records recording artist Pat Ferguson (Madison, WI), in collaboration with Tim Carbone and Elliott Peck, has announced the release of a new digital single, The Confidence Man, available Friday, January 22, 2021 on all streaming platforms.

At the dawn of this new year, in the wake of the recent events in Washington,D.C., and now as our country works to turn one of the heaviest pages in its history, The Confidence Man embodies an anthem of change; a “goodbye” to the personal, societal, and/or political weight that has for too long plagued us and, in many ways, impeded prosperity.

An entirely remote, pandemic-era collaboration from their respective home studios, The Confidence Man features gorgeously haunting duet-style harmonies between Ferguson and Peck (Midnight North, Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band), along with Ferguson’s signature finger-style guitar playing and sweeping string arrangements masterfully written and performed by Carbone (Railroad Earth, The High Hawks).

Pat Ferguson - photo by Ty Helbach

“2020 was a year of so much heartache and, for me personally, one where I was forced to slow down and deeply reflect,” says Ferguson. “Seeing the world as a whole and so many loved ones within it be torn apart by the pandemic, racial injustice, politics, and in many cases, themselves, has been excruciating.” “This song is meant to be a ‘goodbye’ to the influential negativity has been weighing us down from prospering as people, as a community, and as a society, “Ferguson adds. Carbone and Peck had finished 2019in the studio with Ferguson, recording his sophomore LP at Mix-o-Lydian Studios in Delaware Water Gap, PA. That record is produced by Tim Carbone, and features Peck along with Carey Harmon (Railroad Earth), Jacob Jolliff, Kenny Leiser (Joseph Huber), Mike Robinson (Railroad Earth), Kevin Rowe (Buffalo Gospel), and Tony Trischka. The LP set to be released on LoHi Records sometime later in 2021.

From Tim Carbone: “When Pat sent me The Confidence Man to work on with him, I thought, ‘Well this will put a coda on2020.’Little did I know, in light of the events of the week after the new year, how much this song would really mean. And it was great to dive in and help color in the spaces on this tune after having recently finished his soon-to-be released second album. Pat’s a great songwriter, one who can make the listener understand what he’s saying while leaving room for people to draw their own conclusions. A rare talent. “The Confidence Man is due to be released digitally by LoHi Records across all streaming platforms on Friday, January 22, 2021.