Just Released Big Easy Train sung by Andy Patalan Written by Donny Mcginnis (Don Crumm), David Wayne Wirtanen- Original Dave, and Roger Sosnowski. Produced by Andy Patalan gold record winning producer from ATP / The Loft Studios. Drums by Vinnie Dombroski the lead singer of the band SPONGE. Bass by Andy Patalan producer for the band SPONGE and guitar and backing vocals for SPONGE. Violin by Mr. Ben Culver who has played at the White House. Background harmonies by Tasha Lord who opened for Miranda Lambert this past summer. Pedal Steel and Dobro by The professor Larry Labeck with 18 plus years in Nashville. Accordion by Joe Recchia who is the president of the Michigan accordion society. French creole intro and interlude rap piece by David Wayne Wirtanen- Original Dave. Acoustic Guitar and Banjo and Lead vocals by Andrew Thomas Patalan.
Recently, two co-writers and I wrote and released Getaway Train Featuring Andy Patalan. It has some tremendously talented world class musicians on the track. The track has made it past two A/R reps at a major Nashville label and is being recommended for recording by a major artist. This is a potentially huge opportunity! Next, the publisher will meet with the label executives and artist they have in mind. If that goes well, a major artist will record and sing this song.
In August of 2012, I signed a 10 song publishing contract! The CD Wandering Soul (and Getaway Train as a single) has over 37,000 plays on ReverbNation since its release. Total plays all over the web are almost 250,000. Thousands of fans are listening all over the world including Italy, Japan, Russia, Poland, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Bulgaria, Germany, United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, China and Luxembourg, and also good ole USA (So Cool!)
I have written country, blues, pop and rock songs. My influences are the Beatles, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Billy Joel, and George Strait.