Writers can expound only on what they know. Typically, a person who has lived an eventful and/or varied life collects a wealth of inspiration for songs, stories or both. Mobilian Abe Partridge’s life has taken him from the church pulpit to the venue stage. Along the way, his life experiences have allowed him to gather the lyrics and melodies for his debut album, “White Trash Lipstick.”
When Partridge was 18, he journeyed into the world with aspirations of becoming a minister. Before accepting a ministerial position in Kentucky, he delved into the world of a hardworking day laborer. Partridge left the ministry for the Air Force and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout his life, Partridge exceled as a songwriter and crafted many pieces that were only performed within the home, until just last year.
Partridge recorded “White Trash Lipstick” in Nashville and the album features a beautiful lineup of alt. country tunes. The light rasp of Partridge’s vocals mixes well with the unspoiled work on the acoustic guitar. This vocal quality is also fitting for the subject matter of an album filled with whiskey-drenched tales of a simple life that is both tragic and beautiful.
Stephen Centanni, music writer - Lagniappe Weekly