Pat Hull – “Deliver”
Pat Hull is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, but he sounds like he could be from wherever you find yourself calling home at this particular moment. It seems like every town I have ever gotten to know intimately has a singer who, like Pat, needs nothing more than a guitar and a few minutes of your time to create something memorable. There is an unmistakable emotion in every human voice and I have always admired musicians who aren’t afraid to let that emotion become the focus of their music. I think this is why so many of my favorite memories of performances are intimate stripped-down shows in quiet settings. It can be so easy to call those moments home, even if only for a moment.
In “Deliver” Pat sings and talks about the wandering notions of home, how we are both tethered to that place we return to but also free to create closeness wherever we find ourselves. Pat’s song is a great reminder that our roots don’t have to be grounded by place. We carry our influences wherever we are and, in doing so, are always prepared to call ‘right here’ our home.
I want to mention and thank Michael Chinworth who is also featured in this video. Michael and Pat are currently on tour throughout the US. They were kind enough to pause on their way through Champaign-Urbana to have some breakfast and record this session on a snowy Saturday morning.
If you are interested in more of Pat’s music and Michael’s beautiful harmonies, be sure to purchase their latest album Light available at pathull.bandcamp.com.