I wasn’t there in the early coffee house days of the likes of John Prine or Guy Clark but I did recently stumble across Abe Partridge and felt the same excitement of discovering a true American original. Rough hewn out of the earthy heart and soul of the South his songs are incisive, funny/sad and best of all, despite the greats I’ve mentioned beyond comparison, remain unique to just him.

- KEITH GLASS, owner - Mobile Records, music writer / producer / performer

The Bitter Southerner Top 30 

My album "Cotton Fields and Blood for Days" was named one of The Bitter Southerner Top 30 southern albums of 2018... an absolute honor! Click the picture to read the Top 30

"Abe Partridge ain’t for everybody. His voice, as Tony Paris wrote for us earlier this year, sounds like “three packs a day for 30 years, each butt finished with a shot of whiskey for good measure.” But we think most people in The Bitter Southerner Family would be drawn to the story contained in this album’s epic track, “The Ghosts of Mobile.” Partridge, in a raspy, muffled shout, intones, “The heart of Dixie is in turmoil / Future spoiled, and they can't be saved / No, it ain't hard to find the devil in this town / Because them old gray ghosts won’t stay in the ground / And I wish there was a way to put ’em all down.” The stages of 37-year-old Partridge’s life have included one as an independent, fundamentalist Baptist preacher and a second as an avionics engineer in the Air Force. Now, he paints and plays music, but he says he considers himself more a “communicator” than a songwriter. To end his album, he communicates the hell out of “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” the old spiritual first committed to vinyl in 1931 by a South Carolina-born, African-American artist named Blind Joe Taggart. " 
Our favorite track: “The Ghosts of Mobile”


My first international tour is in the books. 

If you would have told me when I started that within 3 years I would be playing my songs all over the world, I would have laughed in your face. Never in my former wildest dreams would I have ever imagined this would be possible. 

Big, gigantic, huge shout out to my wife who has been married to a Baptist preacher, a military spouse, and now a touring artist. There may have been other women who have done that, but probably not without getting a divorce or two. 

Thanks to Gijs Van de Burgt and Swaardvis in the Netherlands for believing in me. 

Thanks to all of you all who have supported me in this relentless pursuit. 

I am 38 years old, and after many dark years, I am living my dream with the help of my wife and family, Michelle Roche, Scott Lumpkin, Jeff Wooding, Shawn Byrne, Skate Mountain Records and my community of friends and fans who continually go above and beyond to help and encourage me daily. 

God bless you all. 


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