Announcing For Posterity, our new album.
Artwork by Ian Walker

Artwork by Ian Walker

After a lot of hard work, we are extremely excited to announce that our new album, For Posterity, is finished and will be released on April 6, 2018.

Here's one of the songs, City of Fountains:

This album was produced, engineered and mixed by David William Ross, who joins Deep River Saints on electric guitar.

For Posterity is about looking back at the big questions of young adulthood and watching friends go their separate ways. It's also about how and why we keep memories. Working on the tracking, we tried to apply layers that would help to enhance those feelings of unsettled nostalgia and hazy half-dreams of our younger years. It's a folk-rock record with an evolved sound compared to our previous release.

David and Patrick kicked off this album in 2016, first planning out song choices and vision through a variety of demos and playlists. Tracking carried on at various locations in New Hampshire and Vermont and a list of talented friends joined us on the songs.

Full credits:

Produced, recorded and mixed by David William Ross
Songs/lyrics by Patrick J Crowley
Arrangements/music by David William Ross
Mastered by Sangwook Nam at Jacob’s Well Mastering 

Patrick J Crowley (vocals, guitar) 
David William Ross (electric guitars and sound design) 
Erick Lattrell (vibraphone) 
Reilly Graham (pedal steel guitar) 
Josh Cleaver (upright bass) 
Josh Evans (organ) 
George Robinson (drums) 

For Posterity is an independent self-release, but you will be able to get the album at most major streaming outlets and online digital music stores. We will also have a run of CDs and, hopefully, a small limited run of vinyl when we can afford that. We look forward to sharing the full album and supporting it with live shows later this year.

- Patrick J Crowley / Deep River Saints

Patrick Crowley
Patrick's self-promotional writing page
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Since I have this site, I figured it might be a good idea to store some writing samples, just in case, so I've hijacked a page for personal use over here.

This page includes an excerpt from my novel, Reincarnation Tapes, which I released a few years ago. My book is about musicians and is loosely based on people that I knew in and around a music studio in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. I took many liberties and exaggerated details for the sake of storytelling. 

Also on this portfolio page are a few clips from my journalism days. I wrote hundreds of articles for the Brattleboro Reformer, many of them mundane small-town issue that I've since forgotten. There were exceptions, however, and I've chosen a few articles that I think were special. 

Lastly, I write a decent amount of short fiction, and I've thrown up a couple short stories (though one of those is not all that short). 

Patrick J Crowley - writing portfolio

Patrick Crowley
Stone Church Video Session

On Sunday, July 16, several of my friends and musicians that have been involved in the production of the upcoming album, For Posterity, gathered inside of a former church in Brattleboro, Vermont. The place had been very recently renovated into a music venue and it retains nearly all of its beauty with its stained glass, painted walls, vaulted ceilings and stone exterior. 

We filmed a few songs and recorded them live, so we'll be putting together some live-session videos to put out there on the internet. This has been something I've wanted to do for many years, so I'm thrilled to share these in the future. While there's no footage to share yet, I'm excited to share some pictures of our day at The Stone Church. 

[UPDATE: They're done!]

Many thanks go out to those involved: Dave Kirkpatrick for videography, David Ross for audio production and guitar, Josh Green for audio production, Josh Cleaver on bass, Chris McCarthy on drums and Erick Lattrell on vibraphone.

Patrick Crowley
Album progress update

I can confirm to you that work continues on my album. Where are we in the process exactly? It's hard to say. I can tell you that I'll be spending a few days on lead vocals this Memorial Day weekend, so it's probably safe to say that bodes well for the completion of this thing. 

This is a very exciting project. It's the most clearly cohesive set of songs I've ever been involved in. These are songs about the good and bad of nostalgia, growing up and longing for the carefree years and old friends. It doesn't have a name yet, but we're getting there. 

Other than that, I'm also working to set up a video session for this summer where we hope to capture some of these album tunes live on video and have that up here on the website and on the YouTubes. That seems to be required these days for artists, so I'll abide.

I'll leave you with a song from an album I've been obsessing over lately. The album is "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" by Richard and Linda Thompson and it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. British Folk Rock at its peak and featuring some truly heartbreaking songwriting such as this:

Patrick Crowley