Patrick Ames – Oakville Ontology CD Review

Arm Yourself With This Song is a folksy, intimate piece of music that will remind listeners of acoustic-era Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Phil Ochs; there is little more present here than a man and a guitar, but the sheer gravitas and authority that is created with this song will have listeners focused in for the balance of the album. Can I Ever Be Noticed showcases the vocal ability of Ames, who crafts an alluring narrative alongside a call and response approach. Fans of a wide array of genres – blues, gospel, and the singer-songwriter genres – will be able to locate something that they can appreciate with Ames’ output on Oakville Ontology. Continue reading “Patrick Ames – Oakville Ontology CD Review”