Pat is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the Guys All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radios A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. Pats musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pats influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?