Abe Partridge will also perform at Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe St., on Wednesday, October 24th with The Wheelwrights. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. General admission is $10.00. This event is open to patrons of all ages. For more information call 512-475-6515 or visit cactuscafe.org.
Partridge is one of the most respected songwriters in Mobile; he is rapidly gaining national and international attention for his second full-length recording, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days. Ranging from the earthy to the surreal, from the spiritual light to the depths of depression, Partridge draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling, dark humor and gripping intensity. The CD has received rave reviews, including a lengthy feature on AL.com, and debuted in April at # 19 on theEuroAmericana Radio Chart.
Partridge is also gaining recognition for his folk art, which are primarily acrylic paintings on tar board and linocut/ink pieces. He was recently featured in Creative Loafing, saying “The artwork, acrylics on tar board, illustrate the discrepancies Partridge has observed in life, two-dimensional parables of a three-dimensional world. Rudimentary in execution, with phrases like ‘Colors are all that matter when you are already outside the lines’ (also a line from the first song on his new album) or ‘Some songs put a devil in your flowers,’ the paintings are dark, though not as dark as his songwriting. “
Partridge is a passionate, engaging performer. He made his debut at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in July of 2018 and brought down the house. He will tour in the Netherlands in late October/early November. He plans on returning to the studio in early December to record a new batch of songs.