Pat McGee Trio – Night One – with Dan Sarkissian
NOW PERFORMING AS A TRIO! Featuring Pat McGee, Jonathan Williams (Pat McGee Band Founding Member, Keyboards), and Patrick McAloon (Pat McGee Band, Guitar)
Bio’s are, well, boring and who’s got time to read boastful facts about a musician.
So, here’s the scoop on Pat McGee…
Cart Before The Horse. Always.
Honest, from the heart songwriting with musical influences deeply rooted in classic rock is prevalent throughout his entire 10, soon to be 11 album catalog. His first obsessions were the guitar driven styles of Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band & Grateful Dead paired with the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters scene such as Jackson Browne and James Taylor.
His career is thriving. In 2015 he released a self titled album, that started off as just another record, but ended up being a dream project. McGee assembled musical legends to join him in the studio: Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, and Jeff Pevar (nicknamed “The Section”). Other notable musicians such as Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Train’s Pat Monahan, Punchbrother’s Gabe Witcher as well as Pat McGee’s own band contributed to the album’s sound.
2018 will bring touring of the entire US, a recording session for his next album and continued growth of McGee’s homegrown music festival’s Ocean State Of Mind & Down The Hatch.
They say as we grow in life, we acquire traits from those who nurture us along the way. 39 year old singer-song writer Dan Sarkissian embodies this theory, proving one’s musical journey can be greatly enhanced when one’s upbringing bleeds musical synergy. A veteran to the stage, Sarkissian has been performing for nearly half his life. Born into a real world Partridge family, he combines his folk upbringing with youthful exuberance and a soulful vibe to consume and captivate audiences throughout the tristate area. He draws upon his roots in percussion (a drummer since the age of 4) to concoct a guitar style uniquely his own. And with a voice molded by the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Coldplay and the Counting Crows, Dan is one performer you do not want to miss.