The Alabama songwriter/folk artist/podcaster shares his official video for Young Love (Alabama Skies” today with The Bluegrass Situation 

New album Love in the Dark out May 12, 2023, on Baldwin Country Public Records and distributed on vinyl, CD and streaming platforms via MRI/Orchard

Mobile, AL: Songwriter/folk artist Abe Partridge‘s poignant video for his single “Young Love (Alabama Skies)” is featured today at The Bluegrass Situation. The video was produced by Partridge and features stop motion animation by Dave Garrett; the video is also featured in CMT’s “12 Pack” and was in the Top 3 of the fan-driven weekly top 12 video countdown for the past few weeks. This is the third single from Partridge’s upcoming LP, Love In The Dark, out May 12, 2023, on Baldwin Country Public Records and distributed on vinyl, CD and streaming platforms via MRI/Orchard.

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Partridge says, “This is a song I wrote about a post-high school, summer-long relationship I had that went deep quickly and ended about as fast. It’s about that kind of love that really only happens in your youth. People identify with it. Folks find ways to tell me their ‘young love’ stories. I tried to capture what it was like to be a kid losing his love to life… growing up, and going different directions.

Partridge’s paintings are primarily acrylic on tarred board and watercolors. He currently has three art exhibitions, including “With Signs Following” at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile through May 20, 2023. 

In September of 2022, Partridge released the “Alabama Astronaut” podcast, where he explores songs previously undocumented at churches in Appalachia as well as the culture around the handling of serpents. It was in the Top Ten documentary podcasts on Apple Podcasts within days of the release and now has over 30K downloads and a 4.9 star rating. 

Partridge tours relentlessly both here and abroad and his shows have the fervor and charisma of an old-time tent revival — passionate, and often comedic. He’s appeared at songwriter festivals including 30A Songwriters Festival and the Americana Music Fest and been featured on syndicated radio programs NPR Mountain Stage, Woodsongs Olde Time Radio Hour and WMOT/WXPN World Cafe (30A Songwriters Festival sessions).

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“Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists in the southeast.” American Songwriter
“He plays guitar the same way he writes lyrics, bashing the strings with abandon until they’re just about to come loose, then beautifully picking the notes until every last word falls into place. More to the point, Partridge writes to make you sit up and think. He wants to jar your reality.— Tony Paris, The Bitter Southerner
“I’m going to go out on a limb right away and say that Mobile, Alabama singer-songwriter Abe Partridge may have just released not just his best collection of songs to date, but possibly the best album of 2023.—Rockin’ Magpie (UK)