Musik an Sich (German to English translation courtesy of Google below)
"Pat Kearns, born in 1970, is active not only as a musician but also as a record producer, sound engineer and songwriter. Having lived in Portland, Oregon for a long time, in connection with the recording of the album Down In The Wash, there was a drastic change in the life of the musician and his wife.
The two took the risk and moved into the desert, in the Mojave Desert, which includes in its extent the states of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Anyone who has dealt with it in detail will certainly associate the term with Gram Parsons, since his body was secretly burned in this desert.
But now again to the Kearns family. They bought a small home in the desert and live there completely self-sufficient. There is no power and water connection there. When it rains, there is water and the electricity is generated by solar cells. And here and there this record was also recorded and mixed. And this atmosphere must have been very relaxed, it radiates the music anyway. This is pure American, with influences from folk and country, from rock and pop. If I wanted to associate spontaneously, then I spontaneously fell to certain songs of Neil Young (because of the often sluggish rhythm and the harmonica) or John Lennon, but also memories of The Band wake up with me.
All songs are from Kearns, except for # 5, for "No Expectations" Jagger / Richards were responsible. But this piece fits seamlessly into the songstrings. This music is indeed very relaxed and this lascivious character can spread pleasantly to interested listeners. High performance of any kind should not be expected, no frantic solos, no enthusiastic vocal contributions, everything is laidback of the highest degree and very sympathetic in expression."