Pat Donohue at the Fredonia Opera House!
Donohue is certainly 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, Donohue got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. His decade-long association with Garrison Keillor's popular program led to some interesting gigs: there was the after-show club date in Berlin, when Wynton Marsalis showed up to sit in with Pat and the Prairie Home band. Or playing music on camera with director Robert Altmann and stars Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, John C Reilly, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones. Today, Donohue plays concerts nationwide and teaches as such popular music camps as Augusta Heritage Center and Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp.