Pat Coast – Guitar, Blues, Singer/Songwriter
I am a Northwest native, and have been performing for 45 years, doing my first paying gig in 1971 at a high school dance. As an artist, my music covers lot of genres, but it is heavily shaped and influenced by several years on the road performing throughout the west, with its vast open space, sparse population, and a relaxed environment. When I play with a band (currently Bakin’ Phat) it is raw blues with guitar, bass, drums and a harmonica. When I play solo, it is a mixture of alt country, Americana, neo-folk, classics and original music. I love the challenge of stripping a song down to its basic element of an acoustic guitar and a voice, with no gimmicks or tricks.
Music is the soundtrack for the dance of life, and I cannot imagine life without it.