Pat Ament – Songs of Pat Ament

It’s close to 5 am, but before going to bed, I need to shout the name Pat Ament from the rooftops. Grapefruit Records reissued his 1971 album Songs of Pat Ament on the 23rd of February and it’s absolutely brilliant. I started listening about an hour ago and I was completely hooked before the first song had finished. Pat Ament seem to be a real multi-talent who is best known as a mountain climber and an author of climber biographies and other climbing books. Hopefully after the release of this lost masterpiece, we begin to know him also as a first-class folk songwriter. This is phenomenal and I can’t wait to dig deeper into these songs during the coming days. There’s an excellent article on Aquarium Drunkard about Pat Ament and the album that includes a long interview by Simon Joyner and introduction by James Jackson Toth. Here’s the album opener Sometime When I’m Lucky that hit me pretty hard.

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