From a Name
Recorded back in 2003, 'From A Name' is my first attempt at a record. While an occasionally painful reminder of where I've come from, there are good tunes to be found here. I was eighteen, mournful and angry... but without the craft to express myself with all the nuance a seasoned songwriter has. Check out my new album, 'Faulty Wiring', to get a sense of the songs I write these days. And have a listen to a few tunes while you're at it. Just because they're songs about adolescence doesn't guarantee you'll have an aversion to them. Cheers! -Satchel Paige 'A grasp of melody, narrative and economy beyond his years... you don't find those three things in many songwriters these days. If I'd known then what he knows now... well, look out.' - Peter Mulvey 'Satchel Welch at nineteen has better chops and more native talent than three quarters of the FM dial. He is the instinctive sophisticate, the raw-boned youngster with a full grown sense of melody'. - Jeffrey Foucault 'Satchel Paige Welch. With a name as cool as that you'd only have to be one tenth as talented as he is. Already at the tender age of 19 he's sounding to my ears more than ready for prime time. Getting me to say something nice about someone is an especially nasty chore nowadays, but I can rein in all of my nasty upper mid-western cynicism when in the presence of a voice this disarmingly sweet. To sing without affectation, a goal that seems to have fallen by the wayside in the wake of 'American Idol', seems to be a dying and disrespected art, but young Satch is a one man revival in that department. And you can tell that to Simon.' - John Sieger.