Pat Donohue has earned prominent recognition for his mastery of acoustic
fingerstyle guitar, which he exhibits weekly as the guitarist for the
Guys All Star Shoe Band on Garrison Keillor's radio program "A Prairie
Home Companion." Chet Atkins called him one of the greatest finger
pickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing "haunting."
Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat 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-Yucky and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?
Honors include several Minnesota Music Awards and the prestigious title
of 1983 National Finger Picking Guitar Champion. His original tunes have
been recorded by Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss, and Kenny Rogers. Pat has
also been a featured performer at major music festivals including the
Newport, Telluride, Philadelphia, and Winfield Folk Festivals.