Pat Donohue

Main Stage at 3:30

Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. Pat entertains fans with intricate fingerpicking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B, and original tunes. Many people were first introduced to Pat as the guitarist for the Guys All-Star Shoe Band on Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Although Pat considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, his influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, and Miles Davis. He blends jazz and blues with folk in a seamless mix. He won the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship in 1983 and has performed at major music festivals including Newport, Telluride, and Philadelphia.

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