In that diversity of life experience and appreciation for the American canon, you’ll find two foundational elements of Carroll’s solo project, Patsy. To find the other major inspiration, you have to travel to his current hometown of Rockaway Beach, Queens. Rockaway is an open-minded, surf haven on the outskirts of New York City. It’s the sort of tight-knit, blue collar artist community where the guy singing to a packed house on a Friday night will be tending bar at the same place on Saturday. Artistically, it’s a vibrant young scene that has become a beacon of experimentation and collaboration, and still finds time to surf. Between his solo work and role as a guitarist in Wild Yaks, Patsy has established himself in the innovative music world brewing in Rockaway. His new EP will surely lead Rockaway to new heights.