The son of a North Louisiana Hillbilly and a South Louisiana Cajun, Patrick has been playing the guitar and singing in public since age 12. Starting in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana (home of the Louisiana Hayride, James Burton and Leadbelly) and then later in Baton Rouge (Blues and R & B), he has played music from the 60's rock explosion to Folk, Country, Blues and New Orleans style R & B. Patrick has written or co-written songs that are a blend of Blues, Rock, R&B, Folk and Country.
A number of these songs were recorded in the '80's and sold at performances (with fellow performer Russell Bailey) in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. In 1988, Patrick moved from Baton Rouge to Santa Cruz, California (where Old Hippies go to die), and after recovering from the culture shock started performing on the West Coast. He performed at the Opening Night for the 2005 and 2006 Santa Cruz Film Festival at the Del Mar Theatre. Out West Patrick could be found performing solo or onstage with a number of talented musicians including John Craigie (A Seasoned Portland, Oregon based Touring Troubadour), Mark Gloster (in a duo known as Rubber Shark Gumbo), and Kevin Jenkins (Slide Guitarist Extraordinaire). Another sometime collaborator was the late Karen Stern (a talented satirical singer/songwriter).
He has been on a number of annual tours with John Craigie, in Northern California, Oregon, Washington (we love you Seattle!), and in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 he and Craigie completed multi-city tours of Louisiana and Texas, which included shows in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, St. Francisville, Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Corpus Christi, Austin and Dallas.
After over 23 great years in California, Patrick found himself missing his home state and moved to New Orleans in 2011. He plays regularly at Kerry Irish Pub in the French Quarter, the Mandeville Trailhead Community Market in Mandeville (Northshore) and The Blue Dog Cafes in Lafayette and Lake Charles. Other venues at which he occasionally plays are the Banks Street Bar in Mid City, Buffa's Bar on Esplanade in the Marigny, and the French Market in the French Quarter (with Natasha Sanchez).
In 2011 he opened for David Egan and Twenty Years of Trouble at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street in New Orleans and also plays annually at the Palmer Park Arts Market in New Orleans. He played at the Homegrown Harvest Music and Arts Festival in Algiers in 2012.
Other noteworthy shows were:
Tipitina's in New Orleans (with Crossing Canal) in 2016
Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Opened for Darrell Scott (with primo guitarist Bob Worth) in 2014
Red Dragon Listening Room in Baton Rouge: Opened for Webb Wilder in 2013 Opened for Steve Conn in 2014 Opened for Chuck Brodsky in 2015 Opened for Malcolm Holcombe in 2016 Opened for Michael Doucet avec Beausoleil in 2016 Opened for Will Kimbrough in 2017 (with Crossing Canal)
The Abita Springs Opry in Abita Springs, Louisiana in 2015-2017 (with Crossing Canal)
Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville (with excellent guitarist Dwight Breland) in 2013.
Buffa's Bar in New Orleans: Nattie's Songwriter Circle in 2014-2017
Shreveport House Concerts in Shreveport, Louisiana: Opened for John Craigie in 2016
Grace House Concerts in Baton Rouge: Opened for John Craigie in 2016
Dyson House Listening Room in Baton Rouge: Opened for John Craigie in 2017 Opened for Mia Borders in 2017
2017 Creole Tomato Festival at the French Market (with Bob Worth)
Gasa Gasa in New Orleans: Opened for Mipso in 2017
Late in 2014, he started a duo project in New Orleans with Singer/Songwriter Ruby Ross called "Crossing Canal" (https://www.facebook.com/crossingcanalband) which features great vocal harmonies and the duo has started playing shows (including the Abita Springs Opry in 2015 and 2016 and the legendary Tipitina's in 2016). His album, "Gris Gris In Your Face" is available in the CD format and digitally at itunes, Amazon and Google Music, among others. You can also stream the album on Spotify. Check out his music on the "Listen To Some Music!" page, buy his music on the "Buy Some Music!" page and look for his schedule of performances on the "Come And See Me!" page. You can write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 504-307-3094.