Posts tagged Fürst In The Dirt
New Video to Support Cindy Wasserman Fund

A video for ‘Because Of You' from Patrick Dennis' 'Fürst In The Dirt' album debuts today, December 30th.  It is being released in support of the Cindy Wasserman Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which has been launched to help his wife and fellow singer, Cindy Wasserman, cover a portion of the mounting costs of her breast cancer treatment. The video was directed by Patrick as a sort of “sister/cousin” to the ‘Kissing The Beast’ video which Cindy appeared in as "the beast" and again shooting on Super8 film with Cindy appearing in the beginning of the clip. Featured on the track are the Fürst band Adam Landry, Justin Collins & Rob Crowell with special guest old Truckee Brothers band mate Matt Lynott on drums this time.

"This one's for my dear sweet wife, Cindy, who's finally home from her heavy touring schedule in 2015 and now hard at work learning how to heal from her breast cancer. ‘Because Of You’ was the first song that I wrote in Nashville for the 'Fürst In The Dirt' record and since the song is about her it seems a fitting way to add my muscle to the public fund-raising that is happening in her name. We’ve been learning an awful lot about this disease since her diagnosis. Some days it can feel overwhelming, but Cindy is such a spark of positivity and determination through all of this, and so many people have rallied to encourage and educate us on how to heal from this that I am inspired and very confident that she will fully heal. 

The Sweet Relief organization has been incredibly supportive in setting up the Cindy Wasserman Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to help her cover some of the medical expenses already pouring in due to the process of dealing with the cancer treatments. Heck, even the cancer diagnosis is expensive and so little, we are finding, is covered by our insurance. My buddies from Cosmic Thug, Adam Landry and Justin Collins as well as Rob Crowell (Deer Tick) and my old Truckee Brothers bandmate Matt Lynott (The White Buffalo) are all on the track too and helping to spread the word about Cindy’s Fund, so I hope that you'll be able to share both the video and Cindy’s Sweet Relief link with your people, whether you have an email list or social media followers on the interwebs. Every little bit helps her! Thank you for all your support through this! 

She will heal from this with love and commitment from all of us and Because of You! I need her sticking around for the next 40 years or so to keep me on track. A very very Happy 2016 to everyone and thank you for all the amazing support so far. We can't thank you enough!"

- Patrick xo

Please take a minute to learn more about Cindy’s cancer diagnosis and the Cindy Wasserman Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:

Sweet Relief Cindy Wasserman Fund

> 'Because Of You' on YouTube

ON AIR AT 91X & FM 94/9

I went on air last night, along with new band member Bill Driskill, in San Diego at both 91X and 94/9 FM to talk about our first show coming up this weekend debuting the new songs from 'Fürst In The Dirt' live for the first time and supporting the legendary John Doe at San Diego's equally legendary Casbah.

We met some great new San Diego bands, saw dear old friends, ate killer sandwiches, drank tequila and laughed hard and loud along with Mr Tim Pyles over at 91X and TJ over at 94/9. They spun 6 songs in total from the new album and surprised me with their choices. Pleasantly.

It's great to be back in San Diego.

- PD 

Photo: Will Von Bolton

Photo: Will Von Bolton

An interview I did with with writer and broadcaster Jim Villanueva all about the new record. Yes, it's more "blah blah blah" from me, but I have to thank Jim for such an enjoyable chat (it was supposed to be 10 minutes but we both just kept gabbing away for over an hour) and for pointing a few things out to me about my record that I hadn't even considered! 

And a little background on Jim. He was the Program Director at Southern California's KLOS radio station in it's heyday, a station that I grew up listening to. Apart from great tunes, they'd manage to broadcast these fantastic live shows live from the LA venues that I could only imagine about at 14. Really great to talk to him and say thanks.

I enjoyed the chat. I hope that you do too. 


Cover Art for 'Fürst In The Dirt' by P Jay Fidler

I have to call out the cover art for the new album because it was painted by my friend and renowned artist, P Jay Fidler. I love his images and the complex stories they tell and this cover in particular. The image is hand hewn, organic and a little twisted just like the music on the record and I'm exceptionally proud that he wanted to do it. P Jay and I met a number of years ago when the Truckee Brothers approached him to do the cover for our 'Double Happiness" album, which I still think is a classic cover, and we became fast buddies as a result. It's great to have a member of the extended family involved in the visuals like this.

And I'm very excited that the result is going to end up on 12" vinyl jackets and printed by one of the best print houses in the business! I can't wait to share it with you on June 19th. 

- Patrick

'Kissing The Beast' DEBUTS on

The brand new video for 'Kissing The Beast' from the new album, 'Fürst In The Dirt' is debuting on today. It stars my fancy friends and I, Adam Landry, Justin Collins and Rob Crowell sweating it out in the basement of my friends the Smoking Flowers' house in East Nashville. Diffuser has some awfully nice things to say about it too. 

Watch it HERE.