Patrick began writing songs in Toledo, Ohio in 1968 when he was 14 years old after inheriting a guitar and dozens of classic albums from his older brothers who went off to college. An avid songwriter and performer during his own college tenure, he went into book publishing after briefly attempting the music circuit as a songwriter in 1976. Now, in his early 60s, Ames has returned to songwriting armed with decades of wordsmithing, book publishing, and decades of practice.

Ames lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the day he is an editor in high-tech Silicon Valley, a career that over the years has taken him to Apple, Adobe, Palm, Nokia, and Juniper. His lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Elizabeth Ames.

As a songwriter, Ames performs at small venues around the SF Bay Area, and at wineries in Napa, prefering settings where he can be intimate with the audience, such as a recent songwriting residency at Freewheel in Redwood City, CA.

SOURCE: Official Bio