Fresh interpretation of Blues/R&B with high energy and infectious grooves ! Can you dance to this ? You can't help but dance to this !!! Sophisticated originals and timely arrangements of the old standards make for an enjoyable experience that people ask for again and again.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish, Cherokee
What to Expect
People actually put down their cellphones when we perform ! High energy dance music that keeps the audience engaged from downbeat to last call ! Much more than a bunch of worn out 12 bar shuffles, this is party music and it won't disappoint !
A perfect blend of disciplined musicianship with spontaneity creates an atmosphere of sophisticated fun...We are serious, we dress serious, we conduct ourselves seriously and our musical presentation is intense...We don't have to play extremely loud and we don't need to use a lot of effects or props. Our selection of songs and the dedication we use in the delivery afford our audiences a level of musical entertainment that many are not used to. We are available for concerts, club dates casinos, festivals, private and corporate affairs. We can provide a small combo up to a large band with horn section upon request.
Pat was born in South Texas and raised in Eastern Oklahoma. He is a mixture of Cherokee, Celtic, and Creole. He first danced with a girl at a birthday party in 1961, to a 45 rpm of Jimmie Reed. He has been in love with blues, soul, R&B ever since. His father bought him a Stella guitar the same year and he began a life long journey that has taken him to Australia, Europe and all over the Americas.
Being genetically related to people of three different racial backgrounds, he has always been involved in social justice struggles, which has allowed him to use music to give himself and others a voice when something needs to be said. He has personally witnessed the healing power of music in diverse, and sometime adverse, settings.
Pat has a deeply spiritual philosophy about music, and feels that music is underestimated as a force for good in the world.
His forthcoming CD is titled “Jook Joint Preacher”. All of the songs are original and bear witness to his spirituality. The album has several solo songs in the bottleneck style and several others that feature members of the famous “Hi Rhythm ” in Memphis, Tennessee.
Pat’s influences are Jimmie Reed, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T_Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, B B King, Freddie King, Earl King, Slim Harpo, Booker T and the MGs, Sam and Dave, James Carr, and OV Wright, among others. Pat has had several personal music mentors as well. His father and uncles used to play as did his father-in-law. He met Willie King in the early 80s at Highlander Center (TN) and learned a lot about “Delta” and “Hill Country” styles. He was friends with the late D C Minner, up to the last hour of DC’s life . DC had toured with Freddie King and OV Wright and others and taught Pat a lot about the North Texas “Hot Box” style of guitar.
Pat has never shied away from musical benefits and has, over the years performed to raise money for environmental groups, domestic violence intervention, Native American prisoners religious rights, rural advocacy, several individuals and families in need, and conceived the Musicians Against Meth Amphetamines project.
Pat says, “ There are more talented musicians than me, everywhere, but its hard to find anyone that gets into it like I do. I have enough fun for a whole crowd of folks.”
Additional Booking Notes
We do not provide PA system nor lighting system(s). We require, at minimum, an ample (big enough for the room) PA system and mikes for drums and 3 amplifiers. We can, upon request, provide voice microphones and stands. If horns are requested for the gig we will need microphones and stands for as many horns as have been requested. Suitable lighting must be provided by the venue.
Bumpy Face (original instrumental)
Call The Plumber
Jook Joint Preacher (original)
Still A Fool
Meet Me In The Bottom
Hill Country Funk (original)
One Eyed Woman
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
Walk With Flava (original)
Late Night And Lonesome (original)
Medley : Them Changes, Sunshine of Your Love, Jumpin jack Flash
Lovers' Prayer (original)
T Bone Shuffle
Why I Drink
3 O'clock Blues
Blind,Crippled, and Crazy
Bottle Up and Go
Early In The Morning
Hold It !
Influences & Inspiration
T Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Lowell Fulson, John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Johnny Taylor, O V Wright, George Clinton, BB King, Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King, Willie King, James Peterson, DC Minner, Tony Mathews, Elvin Bishop, Slim Harpo, Bobby Rush...
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