Pat Donohue, lead guitar player and songwriter for over twenty years on NPR'“Prairie Home Companion,” will perform at The Minstrelon Friday, October 16 at 8:00 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. Opening act will be violinist Diane Perry.
The performance is part of the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. Admission is $9.00 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org. For samples of both Pat’s and Diane's music, please visit the Folk Project website.
Grammy award winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue's devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis and Muddy Waters. A versatile guitarist's guitarist, Pat enjoys entertaining his audience with intricate finger picking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of vintage blues, swing, R&B and original tunes. For over twenty years, Pat was the lead guitar player and songwriter for the “Guy's All Star Shoe Band” on the NPR favorite “Prairie Home Companion.” Pat is now touring the United States, playing a variety of venues, including blues, folk and singer-songwriter concerts, workshops and guitar camps.
“Donohue is a clever songwriter who uses intelligent, creative rhymes and wastes few words. His instrumentals display his characteristics of clarity and ingenuity, combining the essential qualities of the originals with his own recognizable fresh sound. He brilliantly mixes register changes, picking variations and tricks, and bass line melodies. Even the simplest musical conventions take on a richness under his fingers.” ---- Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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