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LI Music Spotlight #3 - Nick Patrick Johnsen

The third episode of LI Music Spotlight with Nick Patrick Johnsen is here! Check it out!

Long Island Music Spotlight highlights musicians and bands from Long Island, NY. The videos produced give artists another outlet, which leads to more exposure. These podcasts help local musicians promote upcoming shows, album releases, and much more.

This episode of Long Island Spotlight features Nick Patrick Johnsen, a singer-songwriter from Holbrook, NY.

The podcast is on the Patchogue Arts Council’s YouTube channel

The Patchogue Arts Council and Blue Owl Art thank Ryan D’Amico and Billy Papaemanuel for donating their audio and video talents to help create these episodes.


From a young age, I gravitated towards music. I am entirely self-taught. Having no knowledge of music theory I rely heavily on my ear, and improvisational efforts. In addition to being self-taught on the piano, I also know very rudimentary rhythm guitar mostly to the end of songwriting as opposed to performance. I prefer to use my novice efforts in instrumentation to give a song a backbone and bring on as many massively talented musicians as possible to collaborate with to make an incredible finished product. I am a songwriter at heart. I sing lead, as well as provide harmonies and duet. Speaking objectively, I genuinely believe my song-writing is imaginative and yet blunt. It is raw, without being shocking for shock's sake. I sing folk music that is influenced by blues, psych rock, and other genre hopping to round out the sound. You never know where or from who something profound may come. As one of my favorite songwriters once said. "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls." It could just be you. If I were to give any advice to an aspiring songwriter it would be: just do what makes you happy, and say what you truly mean to the best of your ability when you sit down to write a song.

See more of Nick here


Kevin Wieser is the founder of Blue Owl Art and Creator/Host of the Long Island Music Video PACast Series: Long Island Music Spotlight and Long Island Music Talk. Wieser has studied guitar for 10+ years and has a vast knowledge of genres including Blues, Jazz, Classical and more. He holds a BA in Arts Management from SUNY Purchase and takes great pride in helping talented musicians and artists alike to live their dreams and develop their craft. Find BOA on Instagram and Facebook: @BlueOwlArt or


The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., was formed to encourage, support, and promote the arts while aiding in the revitalization and sustainability of the community. The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose focus is to serve the greater south shore of the Town of Brookhaven. The Patchogue Arts Council is located at 20 Terry St., Suite 116, Patchogue NY and is open Thursdays and Fridays, 2:00 – 7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information visit, call 631-627-8686, or email

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