David Pattillo aka Strange Majik has firmly established himself as a blues rock icon on the NY scene. He has blazed a two and a half year-long residency at Tribeca's Belle Reve performing Tuesdays for celebs like Kim and Kanye, Elon Musk, Kevin Dillon, and Giancarlo Esposito, and jamming with NYC staples Hollis Brown, Brian Newman, rock stalwarts Willie Nile and even rock royalty Jakob Dylan.
2017 brought a new uneasy change in America that inspired his stand out new EP, Soul Crisis. Nina Simoneonce said it's the artist's job to reflect the times. Well these are some extraordinary times! Pattillo puts his bullets in his pen and packs a message of hope and wariness. From blues swagger to sweet soul this little record takes you on an emotional ride with hard hitting grit and psychedelic groovy departures not unlike his 60s and 70s classic rock influences present on his 2016 record Raised on Rock 'N' Roll an original vibrant ode to the classic rock sound.
Whether you’re an old Stones fan or a Lightnin’ Hopkin’s purist, Pattillo will win you over with his urgency and raw power shredding his backwater blues style he crafted out in his two-piece predecessor The Dead Exs. His 2016 LP Raised On Rock ‘N’ Roll is a majestic musical history lesson which manages to touch upon the best of 70s classic rock sounds while firmly establishing itself as a product of the 21st Century." – No Depression