New Release

As Upon the Road Thereto


Patrick McKinney started performing solo in 1999, appearing first as Jackstraw before choosing the name Langtry as an umbrella for his songs. McKinney’s playing is steeped in tradition American folk, blues and jazz styles, favoring composition over improvisation. McKinney’s interest and alliance to modern reinterpretations of traditional sounds – from the Takoma school (John Fahey, Robbie Basho) to the Vanguard label (Sandy Bull, Peter Walker) to post-modernists (Sun City Girls, Pelt) – is also apparent in his songs.


As Upon the Road Thereto CD (2004, Soft Abuse)