Left in a Trade
Eli kaplan is the foundation under Padre, originally from Detroit, but currently living in New York. Drawing musical inspiration from the wonderful and horrible pains of living, his lyrics and music are unabashedly honest and moving. At times his songs are so sad they make you happy. And sometimes they just make you sad. Padre's work ranges from stripped down, bare solo pieces to driving, full-band pop-punk-rock, accompanied by his talented friends. The common thread in all of Padre's music is the rare heart-on-the-sleeve ability to communicate a lyrical and musical depth, with a sincerity matched by few.