Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars
Saturday, March 2 - Concert at 7:30pm. (Doors open at 6pm)
Potter Auditorium -- All Reserved/Assigned Seating
Advance Pricing: $25 Main Floor Center; $20 Main Floor Left or Right and all Balcony (At Door Pricing +$5 on all above)
Onsite food TBD and beverage options available.
Pat Donohue 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 Radio’s 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.
Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s 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?
Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Dan Newton and Peter Johnson, all at one time were members of the “Guys All Star Shoe Band” on NPR’s long running radio broadcast of “ A Prairie Home Companion”. Pat has reconnected with this stellar group of musicians to record a new CD, “Blue Yonder”, released earlier in 2016.
With Richard on mandolin, Gary on bass, Dan on accordion, Peter on drums and Pat on guitar and vocals the band has been playing local clubs and performance centers in and around the Twin Cities this year. Pat’s clever songwriting and enormous finger style guitar capability adds to the performances which are gathering acclaim. From blues to folk to rock-a-billy and more this expert band of players gives the audience a great night of music and fun too!