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Battle Not With Monsters

June 7, 2011

A few weeks ago April 28th I ventured off to The Broad Street Cafe in Durham  ( to check out Battle Not With Monsters solo. I reviewed their album and recorded a few shows awhile back. Well, as life takes it, things can change. Battle Not With Monsters is predominantly that of Patrick Blackburn. He is a good ole boy from Stokes County who somehow managed to be influenced by some great music. Blackburn has definitely spent many of nights writing, listening, and working on his craft. What is evident with Blackburn is he enjoys playing and performing. Plain and simple, he does it for himself and if a few people enjoy it along the way, he is stoked.

Throughout the evening at Broad Street Cafe, people seemed to enjoy the  music. Families and folks sat, drank some beer, had a great pizza, while listening to Blackburn’s stories and chords. A good vibe was in the air that night. Patrick Blackburn plays mostly original tunes with staples like “Save Me As I Am”, “Ode to Allen Ginsberg”, and a few surprise covers like the Pixies “Where is my Mind.” If you are looking for a relaxing evening with usually some pleasant music, check out Broad Street Cafe. Also, if you feel so obliged, please have a listen to Patrick Blackburn and Battle Not With Monsters. Patrick’s information can be found on the posted link.

Unfortunately, I did not take any video of the show, but below you will find a previous show where Blackburn performs.


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