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2012 Best Music Poll Winners
BEST MUSIC POLL > PORTLAND

Male Vocalist

Pete Kilpatrick Band


Pete Kilpatrick is starting to make people feel old. How is it possible he just released his sixth album? And now he’s got a kid? What happened to that teenage charmer with the dimples? He’s the same guy, really, if a bit wiser and with an ever-widening national fanbase thanks to some plum touring spots that were well earned. Heavy Fire was a solid step forward and a sign of a songwriter who’s found a band that’s more than willing to rally behind him. Layered and textured, it gets back to putting Kilpatrick solidly in the foreground, but while giving him a sturdier platform to stand on. As Kilpatrick enters this mid-career portion of his story arc, it will be fun to watch where his muse takes him and how fatherhood changes him as a songwriter and performer. | petekilpatrickband.com RUNNERS-UP: Jacob Augustine, Brant Dadaleares (Whitcomb), Dave Gutter (Paranoid Social Club)

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