Singer-songwriter P.J. Pacifico has lived in Norwalk, Connecticut his whole life, but has spent most of the past decade on the road. From Montreal to Denver and beyond, with lots of stops in between - that's where the inviting, hook-filled songs on his second album, 'Always & Everywhere' (July 14, Viper Records) take shape. And as he sings them, in a warm, flexible voice with a sorrowful tinge that's been compared with James Taylor's, the themes of love and survival, redemption and recovery draw the listener in.
"Touring is the most relaxing thing in the world to me," he explains. "I love to travel. And there's nothing better than pulling into a town I've never been to before and having someone in the crowd request an original."
The first single from the album "Jackbone," written during a snowstorm in Vail, Colorado, is sure to be one of those requests. Contributing to the track on high harmonies is Sean Kelly of legendary touring band The Samples. The two got to know each other when P.J. started harmonizing with Kelly at a party and was immediately invited to join him on stage.
Says Sean, '"I have had the fortunate pleasure of crossing paths with some fine songwriters in my time and without a doubt P.J. Pacifico is on the top of my list! Not only as a musician/songwriter, but as a sincerely kind and courteous human being. Not enough of them around any more!"