Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Album work leads to Patrick Carney engagement

Patrick Carney, Black Keys drummer and BJ retiree Jim Carney’s son, got engaged to Michelle Branch, whose “Hopeless Romantic” album was produced by Patrick.

Patrick Carney, Michelle Branch
Michelle and Patrick became engaged July 2, Michelle’s 34th birthday. It would be Patrick’s third marriage. Cleveland Scene and former BJ reporter Denise Grollmus and Emily Ward were wives #1 and #2.

Michelle’s favorites, she told Billboard magazine, include “Moanin’ at Midnight,” “Out in the Woods,” “Two Can Love” and her “Hopeless Romantic” song.

Think there’s a message in her choices?

Patrick has a ton of Grammy Awards as part of the Black Keys band;  brother Michael, Columbus College of Art and Design grad with a Grammy for his Black Keys album art, lives in Brooklyn with Joanna Grant; and another brother Will supervises engineers for Amtrak out of St. Louis. 


Will moved from Peninsula where he was Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway superintendent. Railroading has been his passion and life since he was a teenager. 

The Carney boys are all Firestone High graduates, as is Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach.

No comments: