Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies
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Making Headlines...

- Thurs (5/11) Courier Newspaper: Check out a very nice new write-up on the band here!

- New Online story covering our gig with Marshall Tucker Band on UPSTAGE MAGAZINE. Click here to view! 

- Michael Patrick and Dan Markovitch of the Hillbillies stop by the acoustic cafe at the Courrier News in Bridgewater, NJ for an "in-studio" appearance.. Check it out on the Courrier News website here.

- WDVR fm in Seargentsville playing and receiving requests for our music with rave reviews!

- Upstage Magazine/Asbury Music  picks our cd "Roots & Branches"

As one of the Top 10 Local CD Releases of the Past Year!

And our song "Incomplete"

As one of the Top 10 Local Songs Of The Past Year!

- Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies nominated for "Asbury Music Awards" under the "Top Roots" category.  

Nominee Showcase performance Night for this category to be held:

Tue Oct. 18  at The Crossroads, Asbury Park, NJ
6 bands - Our set at 8 pm sharp.

- Michael Patrick presents "JOHNNY CASH REMEMBERED" (A tribute to the man in black) A special event  timed with the release of the new movie "Walk the Line" (The Johnny Cash Story) 

(check calendar page for more details)

9/1/05: The band graces the cover of NJ "Country Music Scene" Magazine..   

6/22/05: Jerry Jams Jerry Cares 3 CD Box set is out! Our contribution "Midnight Moonlight" graces the acoustic disk of this set. Joined by the likes of "David Grisman" & many other notables, this charitable release will benefit a great cause! Click on the banner below to learn more and for info on purchasing.

6/21/05: Michael Patrick is acknowledged on John Prine's website for his cover of the tune "Spanish Pipedream!"

6/8/05: Michael Patrick presents "Country & Coffee Sessions Vol I"
on Sat., July 16th.
Featuring intimate acoustic performances by some of Jerseys top Country, Roots, Bluegrass & Folk musicians. 

6/1/05: Black Potatoe Records is releasing a compilation CD to be distributed in the thousands at the upcoming music festival among other places. Guess who will be on it? Yeppers it's us. Cool Beans!

5/27/05:  Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies Chosen from thousands of Entries to perform at the Annual 
"Black Potatoe Music Festival" in Clinton NJ. (See our calendar page for more details)

Check out our profile page on myspace.com !
We already have a ton of new friends and fans there.. Sign up and join in!

3/10/05:  Tunes from our CD "Roots & Branches" are now available for purchase & download on Itunes ! (www.itunes.com) And also Towerrecords.com!

3/10/05: Watch for the 3/17 issue of Asbury Park Press. It will include a feature story on Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies.

2/22/05: Stay tuned for upcoming reviews, stories and features in the following publications: Aquarian, No Depression, Dirty Linen, Relix, NJ Coast.com, 2 walls webzine, Maverick Magazine, Music Shopper.

2/20/05: Notable entertainment editor "Bob Makin" (Courier News, Aquarian, Upstage, Etc.) awards Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies 
for The annual "Makin Waves Awards", celebrating New Jersey's best independent acts !  
View the awards & article HERE

2/18/05: On the Radio! Listen for and request tracks from "Roots and Branches" on the following NJ/NY stations:
asburymusic.com, WFUV (90.7), Brookdale "The Night" (90.5), 
WDVR (89.7),WNTI (91.9), WBZC (88.9), and more! 
View the full radio listings HERE

1/15/05: The band will open the show for "JOHN EDDIE" at "Centro Nightclub"
in South Amboy, NJ on 3/11/05 !

1/7/05: Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies will open the show for "The Marshall Tucker Band" on 1/29/04 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. 

1/5/05: The band was chosen to perform at Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium for 7,000 people ! 

12/6/04: On the charts again, oh how we love to be on the charts again~~~
AMAZON.COM Music Downloads - The song "Rather be a poor man" from the debut cd "Roots and branches" Is sitting comfortable and climbing on the "Country Rock & Folk Rock" charts at positions 13 & 20 respectively.
Yeeeehaw Y'all !

MP & The Suburban Hillbillies picked to contribute a track to the CD Compilation entitled "Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares - A tribute to the late Jerry Garcia". This 3 cd set will feature many local artists in addition to Phish, Blues Traveler and David Grisman and will benefit the noteworthy foundation "Jersey jams/Jersey cares". Our track will be the Peter Rowan Classic "Midnight Moonlight" as often performed by Jerry and the band! 

The track "Incomplete" from "Roots & Branches" is chosen for the Oasis Country Music Sampler Compilation CD which will be distributed to 600 country music stations nationwide!

November 13th - Our Cd release party SOLD OUT at Indigo Coffeehouse
Thanks to all who attended making this such a special event.

Week of 11/8/04: View Articles &  full-feature stories written on MP & The Suburban Hillbillies in the following publications - Asbury Park Press, News Transcript, Courier News.

Nov issue of Upstage Magazine:  Interview with Michael in the November
issue of "Upstage Magazine."Michael Goes 1 on 1 with The Legend "Jerry Pashin!"

Michael Patrick & The Suburban Hillbillies recently had the opportunity to open the show for Emerging Country Artist "Moot Davis" Featuring "Pete Anderson" from The Dwight Yokum Band. This exciting event took place at "The Saint" in Asbury Park. The band continues to receive rave reviews. Thanks to all who attended!

We are thrilled to announce Michael's debut recorded release entitled "Roots & Branches". Over a year in the making, this CD spotlights 11 tracks of pure rollicking roots, country, & folk.

Welcome aboard our newest Suburban Hillbilly Bandmates...
On Bass: Lou Montella, On Drums: Mike Bisozio, On lead guitar & vocals: Dan Markovitch

On the Charts! Michael's latest single "Don't take your love from me" Climbing both the "Country Rock" and "Alt country/Americana" Charts for Amazon.com Country music!

Michael Patrick Spotlighted on "Cnet's" "Download.com" (formerly MP3.COM) Country music main page!. With over 1,850 downloads to date, It ranks as one of the most popular independent "country-rock music" downloads in the country! - check it out

Michael's new tune: " Don't take your love from me" to be included on Indigo's Compilation CD release (Feb., 2005).. (Stay tuned for details)

Michael was recently interviewed by NJCoast.com! View the full article here.
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