Field Medic
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Field Medic is the lo-fi folk project of Kevin Patrick.

His first release on Run For Cover Records, Songs From

The Sunroom , compiles material he’s recorded and

released over two years from a small sunroom in San

Francisco which doubled as his bedroom. At eighteen,

Patrick discovered the music of Joni Mitchell and Bob

Dylan, who changed his perspective on what a song

could be and led to him developing his own style which

he describes as “freak folk/post country with an

emphasis on finger style guitar and lyrics.”

 

 

Patrick initially embraced lo-fi because he felt that his

home recordings were a truer method of expressing

what he was creating than anything he could do in a

studio. Drawing inspiration from new wave and rap,

Patrick pushed the boundaries of what a folk song

could be, incorporating new elements in each

subsequent release from analogue drum machines to

Casio keyboards to banjo. The immediacy of that

recording process and the freedom of experimentation

inherent within are central to Field Medic’s character,

extending through his music to his freestyle,

improvised mixtapes and his poetry. The coming year

will find Field Medic recording his debut full-length for

Run For Cover Records and touring heavily.