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Pat Donohue

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

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
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    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
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Albums by
Pat Donohue

Top Songs by
Pat Donohue

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

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