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What makes Patrick Cornell believable as an artist is his clear vision of who he is and what he is trying to accomplish.
With 15 years of classical and jazz training and inspiration from rock n’ roll greats, the Dayton, Ohio native moved to Los Angeles, California to start his music career as a session bassist for hire. He performed various gigs on bass guitar with such notable artists as Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Thin Lizzy), Circus Diablo, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), actress Juliette Lewis, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), American Idol’s John Peter Lewis, actors and Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), singer/songwriter and Dove Award recipient Kendall Payne, and the celebrity cover band Camp Freddy.
Cornell eventually migrated to Nashville and has gone through a transformation from a session bass player into a full-time songwriter, producer and solo artist. Taking direction from the Nashville’s songwriting community and culture, Cornell’s lyrics focus on telling a complete story. He writes from a reflective perspective with the intention of his story relating to a broad audience.
If you ask him why and how he’s accomplished all he has, his response is simple: “It’s God-given.” He argues that none of what he’s accomplished has happened because of anything that he’s done on his own. Still, he’s done a lot. So what is he most proud of so far? “My hair,” he jokes.
As Patrick focuses on the future, his goals are simple: release music and play shows. Join his email list and follow him on social media to stay updated on upcoming projects and shows.