Music I Like: Patrick Watson

Rachel from Black*Eiffel and I have pretty much identical taste in music and I always get so excited when i see her Music Monday post waiting in my reader.  A few weeks ago she posted "To Build A Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra and I loved it immediately.  It is perfectly haunting and emotional, and therefore has of course been used on a bunch of TV shows, including the ultimate heart-ripper-outer Grey's Anatomy.  But I just couldn't get that voice out of my head, and it turns it belongs to Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson.  His songs are just beautiful - most of them simple piano or guitar and voice, but so broad and expansive, and so expressive.   A few of them remind me of Tom Waits, a few of Radiohead, but they are definitely all his own.  Here are some of my favourites, including his appearance with The Cinematic Orchestra - let me know what you think.



  1. I love it Lisa, especially that whisper in his voice. I just checked out his site and thought he would be in Waterloo in a few weeks, but turns out to be Waterloo Quebec. Thanks for the listen, i will have to dload his album.

  2. He's brilliant. I have his CDs', I'll bring them on Saturday night if you want so you can load them on your iPod...



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