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Pat Donohue

News from Pat - Summer 2016

Well folks it has been a busy Spring 2016 for me traveling around for shows and camps.

I have been to New England, had a nice tour of Western North Carolina where I got to share a bench with a fine statue of one of my heroes, Doc Watson, in Boone, NC. I have also been out to the west coast twice to perform some really great house concerts and the Lord of the Strings Series in Dana Point and also back with my friend Bob at the Coffee Gallery.

In late June I returned from another special teaching camp, “Millwood” in Virginia where I enjoyed teaching and performing a bit with returning students and some eager new faces as well.

Next up I will be headed to the New Bedford Folk Festival in MA, July 9th and 10th, then on to the Middlebury Festival on the Green in VT on the 11th and then on to Lake George, NY for two shows on July 12th. July 16th finds me up in Madeline Island, MN for an outdoor concert series. I will end the month heading back to NC for the Swannanoa Gathering to teach in the Guitar Week program and to play a show in Asheville too.

August takes me out to Washington State for the Centrum Music Camp and September will find me in Colorado at Swallow Hill. Hope you will check my tour dates page for details on all the events.

While it has been an adjustment, I am grateful to be back out on the tour circuit meeting many of you and making new friends and fans. My latest recording, “Blue Yonder” is now available and I have had the pleasure of sharing it with many of you at my recent shows.

Louise (my agent and manager) and I are always looking for suggestions for great places for a Pat Donohue show. Performance and Art Centers, private venues, coffeehouse series, guitar workshops and the occasional house concert are all possible. Send your suggestions to Louise via the contact page.

Thank you for your support and see you out in the Summertime “Blue Yonder!”



Latest CD review

The new CD “Nobody's Fault” may be Pat Donohue's best, most well-rounded album. Certainly it's a terrific showcase for his many strengths: acoustic and electric blues guitar, finger-picking, reworked traditional material and splendid comic songs and parodies. His "Irish Blues" should become a St. Patrick's Day standard, "Exercise Blues" will appeal to La-Z-Boy owners everywhere, and his rewrite of "Swing on a Star" is as hip as the Johnny Burke original, no mean feat.
– Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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