At first glance, Amelie Patterson looks and sounds like a tough-girl rocker with something to prove; while that may be true, Tic Tac Blues is anything but just another 12-bar blues indulgence. Musically, it’s not at all a typical blues turnaround; and lyrically, it’s a complex statement about the status quo, and the power that we all need to find a way to keep for ourselves.
Patterson stays close to her home community of Banff, and has been keeping busy lately on tour around Canada. Her message of self-empowerment has found a home around the world, with Tic Tac Blues being featured in a video for snowmobile super-star Nadine Overwater. A tumbling drum pocket propels this Americana-flavored personal meditation all the way to catharsis.
Amelie Patterson is a Canadian singer-songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.