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Pat Donohue

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According to Chet Atkins, Pat Donohue is "one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world." Any praise that could be given to a guitar player seems insignificant next to such a statement, but Donohue's work warrants even more acclaim. He was named the 1983 National Fingerpicking Guitar Champion, and continues to garner recognition as an exceptional musician and entertainer. Fans of National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion have been treated to the fingerpicked guitar work of Pat Donohue for years, whether they know it or not. Donohue started appearing as a guest performer in the '80s and has been a regular member of the show's house band since 1993. The full range of Donohue's talents, however, are evident on his recorded works, which blend folk, jazz, blues, ragtime, and boogie woogie. After recording Manhattan to Memphis and Pat Donohue for Red House Records, Donohue founded his own label: BlueSky Records. In 1991, he released Life Stories and an album of jazz and instrumental standards, Two Hand Band followed two years later. Donohue shifted gears with Big Blind Bluesy, a collection of classic country blues from the likes of Blind Blake and Big Bill Broonzy, as well as Donohue originals. Atkins appears on 1996's Backroads, which features solo and full-band performances of Donohue-penned songs. American Guitar showcases Donohue's ability as a solo performer and includes more of his own songs, as well as his arrangements of traditional American pieces such as "Maple Leaf Rag" and "the Star Spangled Banner." Donohue travels extensively for A Prairie Home Companion and, in addition to his solo concert performances, he conducts numerous group workshops for guitar players across the U.S. ~ Mark Vanderhoff
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Stations Featuring
Pat Donohue

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    1 song

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    1 song

    Folk

    Folk
    1 song

Albums by
Pat Donohue

Top Songs by
Pat Donohue

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    Popularity
  2.   Michigan Water
  3.   You Can't Lose a Broken Heart by Butch Thompson
  4.   Papa's on the Housetop by Butch Thompson
  5.   That D Strain by Butch Thompson
  6.   Workingman Blues by Butch Thompson
  7.   Boogie Woogie Dance
  8.   The Glory of Love
  9.   Sunday Rag by Butch Thompson
  10.   Seven Come Eleven
  11.   If I Had You by Butch Thompson
  12.   Tea for Two
  13.   Goin' Home/Oh Suzanna
  14.   Novocaine by Mike Dowling
  15.   Blues for Little Brother by Butch Thompson
  16.   Vicksburg Blues by Butch Thompson
  17.   My Attorney Bernie
  18.   Statesboro Blues
  19.   Tico-Tico
  20.   Yardbird Suite
  21.   All Thumbs
  22.   Freight Train
  23.   Royal Garden Blues
  24.   Better Days by Butch Thompson
  25.   Midnight Hour Blues by Butch Thompson
  26.   Poker Woman by Butch Thompson
  27.   Mean Mistreater Blues by Butch Thompson
  28.   Blue Tango
  29.   Georgia on My Mind
  30.   Starlight
  31.   St. Louis Blues
  32.   Trouble in Mind
  33.   Saguaro Slide
  34.   Maple Leaf Rag
  35.   Big Bill Special
  36.   Into the Garden
  37.   The Star Spangled Banner
  38.   How Long Blues by Butch Thompson
  39.   Rush Hour
  40.   Welcome Home
  41.   All Blues
  42.   Fall Creek
  43.   Arkansas Traveler
  44.   Nordeast Rag
  45.   Long Tall Mama
  46.   High Society
  47.   This Is the Beginning
  48.   2nd St. Blues
  49.   Blues for Two by Butch Thompson
  50.   Peter Gunn
  51.   The Girl I Left Behind Me
  52.   All My Life
  53.   Joe Fingers
  54.   Mudslide
  55.   Summer's End
  56.   Kansas City Man Blues by Butch Thompson
  57.   Whole Lotta You
  58.   Tears
  59.   Evenin' by Butch Thompson
  60.   Cypress Grove Blues
  61.   Butch's Blues
  62.   Hard Times
  63.   Yancey Blues by Butch Thompson
  64.   219 Blues by Butch Thompson
  65.   Hound Dog
  66.   Mountain Air
  67.   Freewayman
  68.   Millwood
  69.   Stompin' at the Savoy featuring Benny Goodman
  70.   Drivin' Blues
  71.   A Minor Fantasy by Butch Thompson

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