Friday, 8 May 2015

Free To Grow Q&A

Your name:
Jeff Patch.

Where are you from?
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Name of band: 
Free To Grow.

Who else is in your band?
Amanda L. Moss, Dick Violette, Alex Tattersall, Joeseph Bonnell, Catherine LeBlanc, Susan Thompson and Justine Koroscil.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
A mix of folk, rock, progressive, and East Coast in a classic rock blender.

Who are your main influences musically?
Just to name a few…Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Stan Rogers, Tori Amos, Thom Yorke, Janis Joplin, Maynard James Keenan, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, RHCP, Clapton, America, CSNY, Jim Croce.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
World domination.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The release of our debut album that precipitated:
a) A live album release show last November where we played to an appreciative and enthusiastic packed crowd.
b) Getting a number of positive reviews of our recorded music shortly after release.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Probably, when at a family oriented festival gig, I accidentally referred to Joe (lead guitar player) as Dick (bass player). Someone else said don’t you know the people in the band? I answered yes, I was just thinking about Dick and had Dick on the brain. There ensued an awkward silence amongst band members and the crowd.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
That is tough given our eclectic style
Folk rock – Fiddlehead
Rootsy blues rock – Wash The Dishes
Folk/East Coast – Angel in the Snow
Progressive – Imperfection and/or Icestorm

Where can we listen to it?
All those tunes can be streamed at Bandcamp, with an option to purchase ;)

Where can we find out more about your music? 
Official Site:
but note that we get more of what you pay if you purchase to support us on Bandcamp

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Contact us at about whatever you want at

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