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Photo of Esmé Patterson by Todd Roeth.

Last week we successfully predicted an enormous reception for You Me & Apollo‘s EP release show. A crowd of fans showed up at The Aggie Theatre on Saturday for the celebration that included Turn 4 and this week’s KRFC MusicShare artist, Esmé Patterson.

With appearances playing with various groups on “All Things Considered”, “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show,” folk and roll songstress Esmé Patterson has just finished her first solo album of original songs this Winter via Illegal Pete, Virgil Dickerson and Erin Barnes’ record label, Greater Than Collective. Described by Patterson in an interview as “raw,” All Princes, I is greatly influenced by Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Feists’s Metals.

American Songwriter called it “a warm, organic-sounding album that splits the difference between indie pop, folk-rock and coffeehouse jazz” in their full album premiere. Providing collaborations on the album are Nathaniel Rateliff, Roger Green (formerly of the Czars), Ben Desoto (Czars, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bare Bones), Genevieve Patterson and Sarah Anderson (Paper Bird), Carrie Beeder, Eric Moon, Mike Fitzmorris, Will Duncan, and many more.

You can sample the album below and buy it online from Greater Than Collective. Plus we’re sharing a free download of the first track, “My Young Man.”

Please note that downloads offered via KRFC MusicShare are intended to introduce you to great talent in KRFC’s community, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. Get more from KRFC MusicShare >>

If you’re in a band or are a musician looking to share your music, email your tracks to Andrew [at] krfcfm [.] org for consideration.