Patton ’95 is Nominated for Independent Music Award

New album by Brandon Patton '95

New album by Brandon Patton '95

The 9th annual Independent Music Awards nominations were recently announced and include Brandon Patton ’95, a former music major at Wesleyan. Patton was nominated for Best Story Song of 2009 for “Mixed-Up Modern Family,” a humorous and pithy account of the shocking sex lives of his parents and grandparents.

Patton has been busy promoting his new solo album, Underhill Downs (Merlin Pool Music). His song “Ashes and Stains” was chosen for NPR’s song of the day in September 2009. Patton also plays bass for MC Frontalot, with fellow alumni Gaby Alter ’97 and Damian Hess ’96.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: